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"Foreign Domestic: Identification, Differentiation and Related Strategies in Social Documentary Practice"

Matt Eich, Annie Flanagan, Jared Ragland, and Catherine Wilkins (P)

Friday, March 02 - 9:00AM to 10:45AM
Grand Ballroom Salon G

From Jacob Riis' "How the Other Half Lives" to more recent contemporary documentary projects, photographers have captured the ephemera of everyday life as it coexists with markers of marginalization - poverty, drug use, and domestic violence - to provide points of both familiar connection and disjuncture for viewers. In dialogue with art historian Catherine Wilkins, photographers Matt Eich, Annie Flanagan, and Jared Ragland will discuss their work in struggling American communities and share how they, like Riis, employ the "foreign domestic" to provide richer, more nuanced portraits of people on the periphery while offering viewers opportunities for empathic identification and increased understanding.


Annie Flanagan
Annie Flanagan
Catherine Wilkins
Catherine Wilkins
Jared Ragland
Jared Ragland
Matt Eich
Matt Eich

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