December 18, 2018

Aesthetics, Memory, and Photography: the art of visual storytelling.


Noted visual storytellers and critical thinkers, Lisa Immordino Vreeland, documentary filmmaker, Ron Haviv, legendary photojournalist and author, Lauren Walsh, professor and writer, Ken Schles, photographer and artist, and Lisa Kahane, photographer and educator, will talk about photography in the contexts of history, photography and aesthetic expression, and their diverse personal and professional work. Created and moderated by George Day, ATOA board member, photographer and writer.
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Panelists:
Lisa Immordino Vreeland,
Documentary Film Director
Ron Haviv, Phortojournalist and Co-Founder, The VII Agency Canceled!
Ken Schles, Photographer, Author, Activist
Lauren Walsh, professor and writer
Lisa Kahane, photographer and educator
Heide Fasnacht, artist, documentary filmmaker, writer


This is the last ATOA panel for the Fall. To celebrate a successful season, ATOA will offer refreshments before the panel. So come a bit early to enjoy them with us


Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Lisa Immordino Vreeland directed the award-winning films Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel and Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. She has developed and continues to add content to a short film series called Art of Style, for the digital fashion network, Made to Measure. The films explore the creative expression of innovative designers and capture their strategy of style. She recently completed a book and feature length documentary film about the trail-blazing and visionary photographer, stylist, diarist and theatrical designer Cecil Beaton entitled; Love, Cecil that premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in September 2017."

Ron Haviv

Ron Haviv had to cancel because of an assignment in Greece. He is an Emmy nominated, award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe.

In the last three decades, Haviv has covered more than twenty-five conflicts and worked in over one hundred countries. He has published three critically acclaimed collections of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Haviv's photographs are in the collections at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and George Eastman House amongst others as well as numerous private collections."


Ken Schles

Ken Schles is a photographer and writer, the author of five monographs. A native New Yorker, Schles currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and studied with Lisette Model at the New School for Social Research.

His editorial work has appeared internationally, from The New York Times Magazine in the US to the FAZ in Germany. He's had six covers of Newsweek and worked for dozens of magazines throughout his career. He was the first photographer commissioned by The New Yorker, taking a portrait of the playwright Tony Kushner in 1992. During the 1990s he worked with recording artists on nearly 100 CD packages, most notably Billy Bragg and Wilco, Green Day, Alicia Keys, Rufus Wainwright, Rod Stewart, Natalie Merchant and The Wallflowers. Click here for a thorough client list.

A New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, Ken Schles has organized and mounted over 18 solo exhibitions and appeared in over three dozen group shows in over a dozen countries. His work is included in nearly two-dozen museum collections throughout the world including The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and The Rijksmuseum in The Netherlands. "


Dr. Lauren Walsh


Dr. Lauren Walsh is a professor and writer. She teaches at The New School and New York University, where she is the Director of Gallatin’s Photojournalism Lab. Walsh is coeditor of The Future of Text and Image (2012) and Millennium Villages Project (2016), and editor of Macondo: Memories of the Colombian Conflict (2017). Her forthcoming book, Conversations on Conflict Photography (2019), explores public response to photographic coverage of war and humanitarian crisis. She is the Director of Lost Rolls America, a national public archive of photography and memory.


Lisa Kahane


Lisa Kahane is a documentary photographer, educator and writer concerned with landscape, portraiture and social justice. She publishes worldwide in trade and consumer magazines, newspapers and books. Her documentation of art and artists appears in contemporary art histories and is archived in the Library of Congress and the Fales Library at NYU.
  In addition to group and solo shows depicting art and culture in the 80s, she has been included in shows at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana and the Institute of the Arab World in Paris. Her work is in private collections as well as the permanent collection of the New York Public Library, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Museum of the City of New York.   
Her book, Do Not Give Way to Evil: Photographs of the South Bronx 1979-1987, is available from Amazon and public libraries throughout the Bronx.



Heide Fasnacht

Heide Fasnacht is anactivist colleague whose work spans scholarly writing on art, psychology, and philosophy, and whose media include sculpture, painting, and works on paper that include photography or photographic reference. Heide is likewise concerned with critical theory and the representation of personal and collective memory. Here is her website: https://www.heidefasnacht.com

Lisa Immordino Vreeland is developing a fine talk based on her work as a celebrated documentary filmmaker, which will include reference to her biography of Peggy Guggenheim, as well as Cecil Beaton and, naturally, Diana Vreeland. Ken Schles, author of five monographs that all revolve around experiences and memories of family and New York, along with numerous critical essays in the field, is also on hand, along with Lisa Kahane, who has been documenting the Bronx for decades.


Note: This panel will be in the Marquis Room, which has ONLY 36 SEATS AVAILABLE! Therefore to insure a seat, please click an option below to purchase your ticket(s) in advance.

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ATOA's Critical Dialogues in the Visual Arts are held at:
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003
(20th Street, 1/2 block east of Park Ave.)
Phone: (212) 475-3424
Doors open at 6:00 PM; panel starts at 6:30 PM
$10 General Admission
$7 Students and Seniors with ID
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ATOA's Critical Dialogues in the Visual Arts are held at:
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003
(20th Street, 1/2 block east of Park Ave.)
Phone: (212) 475-3424
Doors open at 6:00 PM; panel starts at 6:30 PM
$10 General Admission
$5 Students and Seniors with ID
Passholders & NAC Members FREE

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