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Picturing Realities: Qualities of Representation Starting Now, A Conversation with Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Liz Park

June 24, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Artist and educator Sara Greenberger Rafferty and UB Art Galleries Curator Liz Park discuss the importance of metadata embedded in digital images, including ways to obfuscate this information in public forums. They will further explore the qualities of representation during protest movements and how to think of new ways of documenting and picturing that are informative, poetic, and bear witness while resisting cooption by the state.



In fall 2019, Shannon Ebner* and Rafferty organized the symposium Teaching Photographs at Pratt Institute, which inspired UB Art Galleries’ online resource binder Thinking through Photographs.

SARA GREENBERGER RAFFERTY (b. 1978, IL) is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn. Before joining Pratt as Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in Photography, she held teaching positions at Suffolk County Community College, City College, Columbia University, RISD, Parsons, Amherst College, and Hampshire College, where she was Associate Professor of Studio Art. The artist was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and the 2014 Hammer Biennial, as part of Public Fiction’s programming, in addition to group shows at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California; and The Jewish Museum, New York, among many others. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Yale University Art Museum, among others.

**We regret Shannon Ebner will no longer be able to join this conversation.



June 24, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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