Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller | Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Ferguson Lecture Hall , 600 S Michigan Ave

Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller | Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Corey Keller

Curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Corey Keller, curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, will reflect on the issues raised by two symposia she organized at SFMOMA, the controversially-titled "Is Photography Over?" in 2010 and more recently, "The Photographic Event" (2016).  Both symposia raised pointed questions about the current state of the medium at moments of intense and rapid change, not only in how pictures are made, but how they are shared, kept, and even discarded. Since its invention, the medium has been defined by the paired but opposing concepts of fixing and fading. Keller will focus on our changing expectations of photographic permanency --and the value we place on it.

 

Corey Keller is curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she has worked since 2003. She is the organizer of numerous exhibitions, including "Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900" (2008); a monographic survey of the work of Francesca Woodman (2011); and "About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change" (2016). From 2003 to 2013, she oversaw the installation of the museum's permanent collection exhibition, "Picturing Modernity." She is currently at work on the first museum exhibition of the work of nineteenth-century photographer John Beasley Greene (2019). In addition to her SFMOMA publications, Keller has written about scientific photography, as well as artists Jay DeFeo, Henry Wessel, Eadweard Muybridge, and Carleton Watkins, among others. She is also an adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts.

 

 

All lectures are free and open to the general public.

Feguson Lecture Hall

at Columbia College Chicago

600 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60605

 

Lectures in Photography is presented by the Museum of
Contemporary Photography and the Photography Department of Columbia College Chicago

Upcoming Events

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Iké Udé

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Iké Udé

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Iké Udé Friday, August 6, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections every Friday ...

Read more

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Wardell Milan

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Wardell Milan

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Wardell Milan Friday, August 13, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections every Friday ...

Read more

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Edward Curtis

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Edward Curtis

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Edward Curtis Friday, August 20, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections every Friday ...

Read more

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: David Taylor

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: David Taylor

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: David Taylor Friday, August 27, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections every Friday ...

Read more
Past Events

Conversation: An-My Lê and Shahzia Sikander  

Conversation: An-My Lê and Shahzia Sikander  

Conversation: An-My Lê and Shahzia Sikander  

Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/579419231 Join exhibiting artists An-My Lê and Shahzia Sikander for a conversation about their artistic practices and Much Unseen is Also Here. ...

Read more

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Anastasia Samoylova

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Anastasia Samoylova

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Anastasia Samoylova

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Anastasia Samoylova Friday, July 16, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections every Friday ...

Read more

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Terry Evans

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Terry Evans

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Terry Evans

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Terry Evans Friday, July 9, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections every Friday ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more