Lecture in Photography: Lalla Essaydi

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Lecture in Photography: Lalla Essaydi

Lalla Essaydi is a Moroccan photographer and painter who now lives and works in the USA. Essaydi appropriates the distorted lens of Orientalism to document her own experience growing up as an Arab woman within Islamic culture. Known for appropriating the male art of calligraphy and applying it to women’s bodies in henna, a traditionally female art, Essaydi suggests the complexity of Arab female identity as she subtly critiques cultural patterns. In doing so, she hopes to invite viewers to combat stereotypes. Essaydi also works in other media, such as video, film, and installation.

Essaydi received her MFA and BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/TUFTS University, and also attended L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. Essaydi’s work is represented in collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Louvre Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, among several others. The most recent solo publication of her work, Lalla Essaydi: Crossing Boundaries, Bridging Cultures, was published in 2015 by ACR Edition.

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Robyn Beeche

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Robyn Beeche

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Robyn Beeche Friday, July 30, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections every Friday ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Iké Udé

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Iké Udé

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Wardell Milan

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Wardell Milan

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Edward Curtis

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Edward Curtis

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: David Taylor

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Vera Klement

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Vera Klement

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Vera Klement

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Vera Klement Friday, July 2, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections every Friday ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session:  Martine Gutierrez

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session:  Martine Gutierrez

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session:  Martine Gutierrez

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Martine Gutierrez Friday, June 25, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections every ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: An-My Lê

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: An-My Lê

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: An-My Lê

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: An-My Lê Friday, June 18, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections every Friday ...

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Women’s Absence from Chicago’s Monumental Landscape

Women’s Absence from Chicago’s Monumental Landscape

Women’s Absence from Chicago’s Monumental Landscape

Watch here: https://vimeo.com/566180552 Though women make up more than half the population of Chicago, and are noted for their role in shaping the city’s history, ...

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Behind the Lens: Sandro

Behind the Lens: Sandro

Behind the Lens: Sandro

Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/561060967 Join the MoCP's Executive Director, Natasha Egan, and photographer Sandro for a discussion on his practice and a virtual sneak peek ...

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