Photography Lecture: Ken Light

Ken Light, Cotton Choppers, Sherard Plantation, Mississippi, silver gelatin print , 1992, 8” x 10”

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Davidson Auditorium JSOM 1.118
Admission: Free
Season: 2013-14

LECTURE TITLE: KEN LIGHT:  The Other America, 1969-2014

Artist Ken Light presents a career overview from his first days as a photographer to his most recent documentary projects.


BOOK-SIGNING: to follow after lecture




Ken Light has worked as a freelance documentary photographer, focusing on social issues facing America for over 40 years. His work has been published in eight books, including Coal Hollow, Delta Time, To The Promised Land, With These Hands, Texas Death Row and most recently Valley of Shadows and Dreams. He is also the author of the text Witness in Our Time: Lives of Working Documentary photographers, now in its second edition. His work has been in numerous photo essays in magazines, newspapers and a variety of media (electronic & film), and presented in exhibitions worldwide including a one person show at the International Center for Photography (NYC), Oakland Museum of California, S.E. Museum of Photography, Visual Studies Workshop, Smith College Art Museum, Visa pour L’image Perpignan (France) and the San Jose Museum of Art.  He is a the Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley and director of its Center for Photography, and was a co-founder of Fotovision, and the International Fund for Documentary photography.


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