Lecture: Sharon Eva Grainger on Portrait Photography
Join Sharon Eva Grainger, photographer, to explore the Living Cultures exhibit and learn more about her thoughts on Portraiture. Grainger will be introduced by Jim Thomas, Tlingit elder.
100 years ago, Edward S. Curtis worked as a portrait photographer whose best-known subjects were the indigenous communities he encountered. Today Grainger’s work within the field and art of photography also focuses on portraiture. She will talk about her life work as a portrait photographer around the world, delving into the difference between looking and seeing and her experiences photographing collaboratively in Indigenous communities. Grainger is never without her camera. Inspiration often comes to her through exchanges between family, friends, even a brief encounter. Her portraits derive from these flashes of contact that give her a glimpse into who her subjects are and how she sees them, translating their exchange into a portrait.
Wednesday, Feb. 28
Microsoft Auditorium, Central Library