Renowned scholars will convene at Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 7, to discuss "Visualizing Race in American Photography." This interdisciplinary symposium held in conjunction with the International Center of Photography's exhibition "Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self," will consider topics such as archives, the transdisciplinary relevance of racial imagery, and race and digital imaging.
The symposium will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Jerome Greene Hall, room 101. The event is cosponsored by Columbia University 's School of the Arts, The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, The Institute for Research in African-American Studies, The Center for the Study of Law and Culture and the International Center of Photography.
The symposium is free and open to the public.
"Visualizing Race in American Photography" Symposium Schedule :
10:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks
Coco Fusco, co-curator of "Only Skin Deep," associate professor of visual art, Columbia University
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m . Considering the Archive
Ken Gonzales-Day, Art, Scripps College
Laura Kleger, Visual Art, Columbia University
Benito Vergara, Asian-American Studies, San Francisco State University
Maurice Wallace, English, Duke University
Frances Negron-Mutaner, English, Columbia University , moderator
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Transdisciplinary Relevance of Racial Imagery
Kellie Jones, Art History, Yale University
Jose Esteban Munoz, Performance Studies, New York University
Deborah Poole, Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
Kara Walker, Visual Art, Columbia University
Kendall Thomas, Columbia Law School , moderator
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m . Race and Digital Imaging
Wendy Chun, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
Maria Fernandez, Art History, Cornell University
Tom Foster, English, Indiana University
Lisa Nakamura, American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rachel Adams, English, Columbia University , moderator
The symposium complements the exhibition, "Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self ," which runs through Feb. 29, at the International Photography Center , 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43 rd Street.