Photographing the Invisible, a Dialogue with Three Contemporary Photographers | St. Lawrence University Art and Art History

Photographing the Invisible, a Dialogue with Three Contemporary Photographers

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Feinstone Room
Herring-Cole Hall

This Arts Collaborative Residency will focus on contemporary photographers and their relationship with mental illness.  Photographers Joshua Lutz, Kerry Payne, and Tara Wray will discuss their photographic works and how they use photography as a source to cope with their relationships to mental illness. 

Joshua Lutz published Hesitating Beauty, a photography book, about his mother’s schizophrenia and uses imagery to understand his struggle with the disease. Kerry Payne's long-term project “Left Behind” probes the complicated grief facing those left behind when somebody they love dies by suicide. Tara Wray recently published her photo project, Too Tired For Sunshine, as a tool to cope with her depression. In tandem, she created the #tootiredproject, where she encourages people from all over the world to create a dialogue about depression through photography.

Assistant Professor Sarah Knobel and Yiming Huang '19 will lead a Q&A with the audience and photographers. The goal is to create a dialogue and ask broader questions of how photography relates to our awareness of mental illness.

The talk will close with a reception and custom slideshow from submissions to Tara Wray’s #tootiredproject project.

This event is funded by the Wide-Angle Learning: A Humanistic Lens on Public Health, Arts Collaborative and the Art & Art History Department.

Free admission. Open to the public.