Newman Distinguished Visiting Lecture in Photography

The Corcoran College of Art + Design is proud to continue the Arnold Newman Distinguished Visiting Lecture in Photography. The annual series is generously funded by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation in memory of Arnold Newman, who had a long-standing relationship with the Corcoran and curator Philip Brookman. Past lecturers include Thomas Demand in 2009 and  Bruce Davidson in 2010.


Taryn Simon. Excerpt from Chapter XVII, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII. Wilson Centre for Photography. © Taryn Simon 2012

2012 Newman Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecturer in Photography: Taryn Simon

Thursday, November 8 at 7 p.m.

Pre-registration required

This program is now full. A waiting list will start on site at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, half an hour before the program begins.

Taryn Simon (b. 1975) produced A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII over a four-year period (2008–11), during which she traveled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories. “In each of the 18 chapters,” the artist has explained, “you see the external forces of territory, governance, power, and religion, colliding with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance.” She chose a wide variety of subjects, including feuding families in Brazil, victims of genocide in Bosnia, the body double of Saddam Hussein's son Uday, and the "living dead" in India.

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