Annual Semans Lecture: Deborah Willis
5:30 PM Cash Bar
6 PM Highlights Tour
6:30 PM Lecture Hall doors open
7 PM Curator Talk
Deborah Willis, Ph.D., an educator, art historian, author, curator, photographer and filmmaker, will deliver the Annual Semans Lecture about her career and work. Willis is a professor and chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where she teaches courses on photography and imaging, iconicity and cultural histories visualizing the black body, women, and gender. Her research examines photography's
multifaceted histories, visual culture, the photographic history of slavery and emancipation, contemporary women photographers and beauty. She won a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, among many other awards.