Cold Wars and Hot Assignments: Traveling with Photographer Elliott Erwitt
Saturday, November 5 • 4:00pm • Fenimore Auditorium
Free • Registration is requested, but walk-ins will be welcomed • Register here
This visually rich on-site lecture explores the photographic work of Elliott Erwitt.
This visually rich lecture follows the travels of Elliott Erwitt, as he crafted his art of observation during his formative years as a photojournalist. Along the way, the lecture highlights some of Erwitt’s iconic photographs, as it also digs deeper into his photographic archive to unearth his unique approach to picture making. The lecture is featured in conjunction with Fenimore Art Museum’s exhibit, The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt, on view through December 31.
Steven Hoelscher is Stiles Professor of American Studies and Geography, Faculty Curator of Photography at the Harry Ransom Center, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. The author of more than 50 journal articles and essays, his books include Reading Magnum (recognized as 2013 Photo Book of the Year by American Photo Magazine), Picturing Indians (winner of the 2009 Wisconsin Historical Society Book Award of Merit), Heritage on Stage, and Textures of Place.
This lecture, held in the auditorium at Fenimore Art Museum, is offered free to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per person. When registering, please include the total number of people you expect to join you for the lecture. Walk-ins are welcomed.