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CLICK! Photography Festival Keynote Lecture: Portraiture As Political Struggle
The social uses of photography, especially portrait photography, have become commonplace, making it easy to miss the powerful significance of photographing people who are typically left out of the story. Bringing these stories of representation into public spaces is a key artistic motivator for keynote speaker Titus Brooks Heagins and will be one of the topics of his artist talk.
Heagins’s work continues to profess the importance of the portrait as not simply a product of brief encounters between himself, his cameras, and various sitters but as instances of truth. His photographs are representations of lives lived that are often intentionally hidden within social, economic, and judicial structures.
The lecture is preceded by a slide show of artist submissions for Persevere, an outdoor exhibition and projection event in the Museum Park that is part of the Click! Photography Festival.
Image: Titus Brooks Heagins, Devonte, 2008, giclée digital print, 42 x 62 in., Gift of Maureen Cullins and Titus Brooks Heagins