Thu, Jan 20, 2022

10 AM – 12 PM EST (GMT-5)

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What, if anything, can the body reveal about the self? Our identities have many visual components—the clothes we use to accentuate our physical self or the ways in which we style our hair or the gestures we perform over the course of a day. This workshop will explore and analyze photographs from the Princeton University Art Museum’s collection as a way to delve into these themes. Students will have an opportunity for close looking with the printed photographs in a Firestone Library study room. From there we’ll use our own cameras to experiment with photographing ourselves and seeing what the results can—or cannot—say about us.

What to expect:
Single workshop (one-off workshop – 2 hours total)

Meet the facilitator:
Katherine Bussard was appointed Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum in 2013. She holds a Ph.D. from the City University of New York and had previously served as associate curator of photography at the Art Institute Chicago. Her books include "So the Story Goes: Photographs by Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, and Larry Sultan" (2006); "Color Rush: American Color Photography from Stieglitz to Sherman" (2013); "Unfamiliar Streets: The Photographs of Richard Avedon, Charles Moore, Martha Rosler, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia" (2014). Bussard is the co-author of an award-winning publication exploring the intersection of photography, architecture, and urban studies, "The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980." Her most recent exhibition, "Life Magazine and the Power of Photography," and award-winning publication draws on unprecedented access to the magazine’s picture and paper archives to shed new light on the collaborative process behind many now-iconic images and photo-essays.

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