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: Shizuka Yokomizo

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Shizuka Yokomizo

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Shizuka Yokomizo April 16, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, Kristin Taylor, every ...

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With A Vengeance Screening

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Joanne Leonard

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Joanne Leonard

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Joanne Leonard April 23, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, Kristin Taylor, every ...

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Birth On The Border Screening

Birth On The Border Screening

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The Motherhood Archives Screening

The Motherhood Archives Screening

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Behind the Lens: Tabitha Soren

Behind the Lens: Tabitha Soren

Behind the Lens: Tabitha Soren Friday, May 14, 12 p.m.CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the MoCP and photographer Tabitha Soren for a discussion on her practice ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Colleen Keihm

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Colleen Keihm

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Colleen Keihm

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Colleen Keihm March 26, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the MoCP for a casual drop-in session where we will ...

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Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz

Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Walker Evans

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Walker Evans

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Walker Evans

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Walker Evans March 19, 12 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the MoCP for a casual drop-in session where we will ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Widline Cadet

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Widline Cadet

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Panel: Destigmatizing Reproductive Health

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