Saturday, March 06 - 10:00AM to 10:45AM
Elizabeth Ferrer will provide an overview of the challenges
and issues surrounding the construction of a history of Latino
photography, focusing on work created in the last few decades
by Chicano, Cuban American, and Puerto Rican photographers.
Ferrer will discuss the incomplete documentation of this history,
despite numerous significant bodies of work by Latino photographers
since the late 1960s. She will underscore the broad scope
that encompasses Latino photography, ranging from the photojournalism
produced in California at the height of the Chicano
civil rights movement, to the identity-based imagery common in
the 1980s and early 1990s, to the conceptual projects currently
pursued by photographers in places like New York, San Juan,
and Boston. Finally, this lecture will tackle the most essential, yet
complex, questions within the field: What is a Latino photographer,
and who defines the scope of this field?