Pratt Institute | 200 Willoughby Avenue
Location: Higgins Hall Auditorium, 61. St. James Place, Brooklyn, NY
Please join us at the Pratt Photography Lectures Wednesday, October 19, at 6:30 PM in Higgins Hall Auditorium for an evening featuring Anthony Hernandez in conversation with Richard B. Woodward and Photography Chair Stephen Hilger.
Anthony Hernandez was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1947. Self-taught, he has been exhibiting his work since 1970. His photographs have been collected by many museums in both the United States and Europe. He has received three National Endowments for the Arts Fellowships, the Charles Pratt Memorial Award, the Higashikawa Prize, the DG Bank-Forderpreis Fotografie Award, the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, and a United States Artist Award. Hernandez’s publications include Landscapes for the Homeless (Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany, 1995), Landscapes for the Homeless II (The Center for Photography, Paris, 1997), Pictures for Rome (Smart Art Press, 2000), Waiting for Los Angeles (Nazraeli Press, 2002), Everything (Nazraeli Press, 2005), Waiting, Sitting Fishing, and Some Automobiles (Loosestrife Editions, 2007), Anthony Hernandez (Vancouver Art Gallery, 2010), L.A. 1971 (Silas Finch, 2014), Rodeo Drive (Mack Books, 2012), Discarded (Nazraeli Press/Amon Carter Museum, 2016) and Beach Pictures 1969/70 (Silas Finch, 2016). The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is currently displaying a retrospective of his work, accompanied by a major publication, which is on view through January 1, 2017. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Challis, ID.
Richard B. Woodward was born in 1950. He is an arts critic in New York whose journalism has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Film Comment, The American Scholar, The Paris Review, Vogue, Slate, Salon, Bookforum, The Financial Times, and many other publications. He is a regular contributor to the The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Collector Daily. Woodward has written about art and photography for more than 25 years and has published essays in books and catalogs on Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, Tina Barney, William Christenberry, Mike Disfarmer, William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, Charles Hoff, An-My Lê, David Levinthal, Helen Levitt, Ray Metzker, Abelardo Morrell, Irving Penn, Thomas Roma, Mark Steinmetz, and others. His essay "Dare to be Famous" was featured in the catalog for the 2010 SFMOMA traveling exhibition Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera since 1870. His documentary films on the curator/photographer John Szarkowski and the poet Billy Collins have been screened at festivals around the U.S. Woodward was formerly the editor-at-large for DoubleTake magazine, and has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts and NYU’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is currently writing a book on photography and violence for Yale University Press.
Stephen Hilger was born in 1975 in Los Angeles, CA. He received his B.A. in 1998 and M.F.A. in 2003, both from Columbia University, and he participated in the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in 2003-2004. His photographs trace historical memory in the social landscape. Hilger has exhibited at venues including Contemporary Art Exhibitions in Los Angeles, the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, and Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop in Brooklyn. His work will be featured in a group exhibition at Transmitter which opens later this month. His photographs have appeared in periodicals including New York Magazine and the New York Times. Photographic essays by Hilger were published in the books Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life (Vancouver Art Gallery/Hatje Kantz, 2013) and Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles (Metropolis Books, 2015). Hilger's first monograph, Back of Town (SPQR Editions, 2016), chronicles the disappearance of a neighborhood in New Orleans. His photographs are in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Hilger has written essays on contemporary photographers including Sue de Beer, Lee Friedlander, David Goldblatt, and others. He teaches at Pratt Institute where he is the Chair of the Photography Department and curates the Pratt Photography Lectures. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Auditorium doors open to Pratt students, faculty, and staff at 6:00 PM.
Doors open to the public at 6:15 PM. This event is free and open to the public.
Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall Auditorium, 61 St. James Place
G Train to Clinton/Washington