Virtual Artist Talk: Photographer Lonnie Graham
Lonnie Graham, a photographer and cultural activist, presents a Virtual Artist Talk Thursday, Feb. 4, from noon to 1 pm. The online event will be open to the public, and a link will be shared closer to the event date.
A Pew Fellow and Penn State professor, Graham is former Director of Photography at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, where he developed innovative projects cited as a National Model for Arts Education and subject of a Harvard case study. He was Associate Director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, and currently is Executive Director of the PhotoAlliance in San Francisco.
As a cultural activist Graham created the African/American Garden Project, a cultural exchange between urban mothers and Kenyan farmers. Currently he is conducting “A Conversation with the World,” an ongoing project meant to illustrate our common humanity. Graham was cited as Artist of the Year and presented the Governor’s Award by Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts/Pew Charitable Trust Travel Grant for travel to Ghana and is a four-time Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship recipient. His book, “A Conversation with the World,” was published by Datz Press in Seoul, Korea.
Exhibitions include the Goethe Institute, Accra Ghana; Christchurch, New Zealand; La Maison de Etat-Unis, Paris; and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Graham’s Artist Talk is co-sponsored by the College’s Photography & Video Department and BLAC, PCA&D’s Black Led Art Coalition.
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