Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum will host a discussion that coincides with the “Aperture” exhibit. This free event will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the DeVos Art Museum. Refreshments will be provided after the event in the museum lobby.
Emily Lanctot, DeVos Art Museum curator of collections and outreach, will lead the discussion. Panelists include Lali Khalid, photographer & co-founder of The Creative House; Patricia Killelea, assistant professor of English; Leslie Larkin, associate professor of English; Tracy Wascom, assistant professor of Art and Design.
The exhibit follows the evolution of the Aperture Foundation through a display of photographs from its print and fundraising programs made over a period of fifty years. Aperture was formed in 1952, when a magazine was published to promote photography as an art form. NMU faculty and community members will discuss the historical, social and cultural backgrounds of several photographs on display in the exhibition.
Today, Aperture is a multi-platform publisher and center for the photo community. They promote photography by connecting the photo community and its audiences. The New York based company produces, publishes and presents photography projects all around the world.