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John Edmonds lecture at the National Gallery
September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Book signing to follow: Edmonds’s monograph Higher
Washington-born John Edmonds is an artist working in photography whose practice includes fabric, video, and text. He received his MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art and his BFA in Photography at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design.
The lecture is held in conjunction with the Gallery’s exhibition Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project a deeply felt and conceptually rich monument to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963.
Dawoud Bey is an African–American photographer and educator known for large-scale portraits of sometimes marginalized subjects. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Grant in 2017, he is a professor and Distinguished Artist at Columbia College Chicago.
This exhibition runs through March 17, 2019.