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Several of the photographers represented in the Tsiaras Collection were instrumental in establishing the first programs dedicated to teaching photography in the United States. For this Art& program, Beth Finch, chief curator, and invited speakers Roz Gerstein, Gary Green, and Anthony Lee, will consider how the practice and study of photography took root in the American context and was nourished by the growth of the documentary form; the influence of cooperatives such as the Photo League; and the reach of artist networks associated with the New Bauhaus/ITT Institute of Design in Chicago and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.
The conversation also will include a reflection on how photography is taught today, including an audience Q&A session. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Act of Sight: The Tsiaras Family Photography Collection, which is on view through August 14, 2022.
Please pre-register for this program here. This program is free and open to all. It will be recorded and available for viewing (with captioning) on our website and social media channels, the following week.