Auto Focus on Photography Events

October 18, 2010

BFA Photography Department faculty member Susan Bright has just released a new book, Auto Focus: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography (The Monacelli Press, 2010), showcasing the work of 75 contemporary photographers from around the world for whom self-portraiture is a central part of their work. To celebrate, the department is hosting an Auto Focus event featuring faculty member Lyle Rexer conducting a live interview with Bright on Tuesday, October 19, 7pm, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street; the interview will be followed by a book signing.

The event is the first in a series of photography exhibitions, lectures and panel discussions being presented throughout the fall semester, including “Optic Nerve,” a thesis exhibition by recent graduates of the MPS Digital Photography Department, at the SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, October 20 – November 13 (with an opening reception on Wednesday, October 27, 6 – 8pm) ; The Original Copy, a discussion moderated by curator Roxana Marcoci, hosted by the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, on Tuesday, October 26, 7pm, at the SVA Theatre; and A Life in the Surf, a talk by photographer Art Brewer, presented by Arts Abroad, on Thursday, November 4, 6pm, at the SVA Theatre. For a complete list of SVA’s free photography events, click here.

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