TC Colley Lecture - Wendy Ewald & Susan Meiselas

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 5:30pm

TC Colley Lecture - Wendy Ewald & Susan Meiselas

Lecture at Brown University, Salomon Hall, 001

Co-sponsored with the Department of Modern Culture & Media, Brown University

Wendy Ewald is a conceptual artist and educator who has for forty years collaborated in art projects with children, families, women, and teachers worldwide.  Starting as documentary investigations of places and communities, Ewald’s projects probe questions of identity and cultural differences.  In her work with children she encourages them to use cameras to record themselves, their families, and their communities, and to articulate their fantasies and dreams.   Ewald has received many honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship and Guggenheim Fellowship.

Susan Meiselas is best known for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America.  She has co-directed two films, Living at Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family and Pictures from a Revolution with Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti. In 1997, she completed a six-year project curating a hundred-yearphotographic history of Kurdistan, integrating her own work into the book Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History and developed akaKurdistan, an online site of exchange for collective memory in 1998. She has had one-woman exhibitions in Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, and her work is included in collections around the world. In 1992, she was named a MacArthur Fellow.

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