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Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Deana Lawson
Event Details
October 25, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Free for Members
$14.50 for Not-Yet-Members
Reservations Required
High Museum of Art

Deana Lawson is an American artist, educator, and photographer whose work revolves primarily around issues of intimacy, family, spirituality, sexuality, and Black aesthetics. Lawson makes portraits of black people in South Carolina, Swaziland, Jamaica, and Soweto, South Africa, as well as around her own Brooklyn neighborhood. She confronts viewers with a complex, densely layered, multifaceted vision of black identity, as embodied by strangers and neighbors alike, with whom she has established an intense rapport, however brief.

Lawson was awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation’s Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grant, 2008-2009 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013. In 2017, her work was featured in the Whitney Biennial. Her photographs have been exhibited in a number of museums and galleries including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art.

Seating is limited. Please reserve your tickets on this page.

This talk is presented in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

Support for Conversations with Contemporary Artists is provided by the Jane F. and Clayton F. Jackson Conversations with Contemporary Artists Endowment.


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