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New Photography: Lecture Series . Lara Shipley . Rural Identity and Desire

Wed, Jan 14, 2015, 5:00 pm to Thu, Jan 15, 2015, 5:59 pm
DARC 230

New Photography: Lecture Series

A series of artist’s Talks and Presentations at UCSC Art Department – Winter 2015

Lara Shipley,  Lecturer, Kansas City Art Institute, to present: Rural identity and desire

Wednesday, January 14, 9am-10am Digital Arts Research Center, Rm 230

Photographer, writer and bookmaker,  Lara Shipley, makes work about people and their relationship with the out-of-the-way places they call home. Two recent bodies of work, Coming, Going and Staying and Devil’s Promenade, focus on continued effort to maintain rooted in rural America. In the face of a changing economic landscape and dwindling opportunities rural communities have seen a mass exodus in the past century. Shipley takes an experimental approach to the documentary tradition in photography and storytelling, combining personal narrative, folkloric tradition and local history to look at the evolving culture of those who have remained.

Free and open to the public