Rising Sun artists Sheida Soleimani (PAFA) and Deborah Willis (AAMP), join Peter Barberie, the Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in a conversation that explores how photography can be a tool to re-set historical and political narratives and complicate our experiences of power. Presentations by each artist will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.
Registrants for this event are invited to experience PAFA’s installation of Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America before the panel, from 5:00 – 5:50 pm.
Peter Barberie is the Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Since 2005 he has organized more than twenty-five exhibitions and edited and authored six books and numerous other publications, many of which manifest his efforts to connect the museum with broad public audiences. His projects include Long Light: David Lebe (2019), a survey of Lebe’s experimental photography and pioneering work as a gay artist with AIDS; Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography (2014), an in-depth retrospective of Strand’s photography and films that traveled to several European venues; and Zoe Strauss: Ten Years (2012), a mid-career survey of Strauss’s photography and her closely related efforts at public engagement. His current exhibition, Judith Joy Ross, co-organized by a team including independent curator Joshua Chuang and Fundaçion Mafpre, offers an in-depth survey of one of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography. It is on view until August 6.