I will be speaking about my Lines and Lineage project at the Magnum Foundation symposium in New York City on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The symposium will explore counter-histories and alternative narratives. The day’s program runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
The New School
John L. Tishman Auditorium
63 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003
The symposium is an annual event that brings together photographers, writers, technologists, students, and other creative thinkers to experiment with new approaches to visual storytelling. The program is organized by the Magnum Foundation in collaboration with Parsons School of Design at The New School, and featured as part of The New School’s Nth Degree Series: Creative Minds Creating Change.
About Lines and Lineage:
Mexico once ruled what is now called the American West, yet there was no photographic record of it. The first cameras arrived just a few months after the U.S. seized control. What did people’s faces look like? What did the old border look like? I’m using 19th-centurty wet plate photography to re-examine our past.