Fulbright Discussion: Four Fulbright Photographers
Four Fulbright-winning photographers will screen photos and share stories about their long-term photography projects. Short talks will be followed by time for audience questions. Reception follows.
Speakers (and Fulbright project country): Andrew Garn (Russia), Francois Deschamps (Mali), Phil Hopper (West Bank) and Colette Fu (China). Moderated by photojournalist and exhibit curator Michael Forster Rothbart.
About the photographers:
In his Photo-Rapide project in Mali, photographer and book artist Francois Deschamps created collaborative portraits, which he printed on the spot and gave away to the subjects. francoisdeschamps.net
Colette Fu makes pop-up books from her photographs. During her Fulbright fellowship, she began We are Tiger Dragon People, a series of pop-up books about the 25 officially-recognized ethnic minorities living in southwest China's Yunnan Province. www.colettefu.com
Photographer Andrew Garn has diverse interests — as demonstrated by his books on Bethlehem Steel, houseboats, the NYC subway system, World’s Fairs and pigeons. In Russia, he documented historic industrial architecture from the early 1700s to the Soviet era. www.andrewgarn.net
Philip Hopper spent two years in the West Bank teaching digital media and studying how murals, graffiti, posters and other vernacular public image-making are used to comment on regional conflicts. He is a media producer and a professor at the University of Northern Iowa. www.philiprahnhopper.net
Photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart spent two years living near Chernobyl, photographing and interviewing those who remain there. His TED book, Would You Stay? and his After Chernobyl photo exhibits grew out of this Fulbright project. www.afterchernobyl.com
Location: Intersections: Fulbright Photography Exhibit, Atrium Gallery, Ronald Reagan Building (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC)
From street: Enter at 14th and Pennsylvania
From Metro: Enter directly from Federal Triangle Metro station