The last lecture of this year’s Graduate Student Lecture Series will take place at 5:30pm on Tuesday, May 10, in room 127 Memorial Hall. The annual William I. Homer Lecture will be presented by Russell Lord, the Freeman Family Curator of Photographs as the New Orleans Museum of Art. Lord's talk is titled, “Looking Again: The Histories and Post-Histories of Photographs.”
Russell Lord has previously held positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. His deepest area of expertise is the origins of photography, but Lord has written and lectured widely on almost every moment in the history of photography. His recent publications include: Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument (2013), Edward Burtynsky: Water (2013), The Treachery of Images: Photo-Unrealism in Photorealism: Beginnings to Today (2014), and East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth Century American Landscape Photography (2017). Lord’s recent exhibitions include: Photography, Sequence, and Time (2012-13); Ten Years Gone (2015); and Something in the Way: A Brief History of Photography and Obstruction (2016-2017). Lord also serves on the Advisory Board of The Gordon Parks Foundation. Much of his research focuses on the relationships between photography and other visual media.
A brown bag lunch with Lord will take place earlier in the day in the Visual Resources Center, Old College 211, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.
Both events are free and open to the public.