Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis, Ph.D. is a photographer, acclaimed historian of photography, MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow, University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where she has an affiliated appointment at the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Africana Studies and is Director of the Institute of African American Affairs/Center for Black Visual Culture.

Visualizing Critical Narratives in Art, History and the Archive

This lecture will mediate between the objectification of the black body and (re) presenting the black body, as it connects to the photographs by  photoartists working in the 19th century to the 21st century. The selected photographers changed the course of the archive of photo history and fundamentally the imaging of the black subject in Western art.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

4:45 p.m.

Gilman Auditorium, Hood Museum of Art

Reception following in Russo Atrium

Sponsored by: Leslie Center for the Humanities, Hood Museum, Dean of Arts and Sciences, African and African American Studies, Art History, English and Studio Arts