NOVEMBER 18 – date to be announced
Marilyn Zimmerman, Professor of Photography, Wayne State University, Detroit (retired)  will speak on Kenneth Josephson in conjunction with his show, “Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.   
Marilyn Zimmerman is an artist, critical thinker, and post modern feminist whose work ranges from autobiographical family portraits to collaborative community installations to the Woodward Rephotographic Project. Her work has been exhibited widely, with inclusion in national and international collections, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.
Kenneth Josephson is recognized as an early and influential practitioner of Conceptual photography. His black and white images famously layer pictures within pictures, focusing on the act of picture-making, offering playful commentary on photographic truth and illusion, and using the photograph itself to question the veracity of the medium. Josephson earned a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957, where he studied under Minor White. In 1960, he earned an MS from the Institute of Design of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, where he was strongly influenced by Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. Josephson was a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1967 -1997), and a founding member of the Society for Photographic Education. His work is in collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian, Washington D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Bibliotheque National, Paris; and Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm. 

Pamela Bannos, Professor in the Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, and author of Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife, will speak about her own recent work. She has been recognized as an Artadia Awards in the Visual Arts Finalist; an American Academy in Rome Visiting Artist; and with an arts Midwest / NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship in Photography. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York; University of Notre Dame, Indiana; and The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Her work is included in the collections of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; Illinois State Museum, Springfield; and both the National and International Archives of Polaroid Corporation.

COMING IN MARCH – date to be announced
Paul D’Amato, Professor at Columbia College, Chicago, who will speak on his work in March. His work is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York., the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, and the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Fitchburg Museum of Art in Fitchburg Massachusetts, the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon, and the Photographic Resource Center. He has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Maine Arts Commission Grant, an Illinois Art Council Grant, and he was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in Bellagio, Italy.
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