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“Material + Meaning” Photography Conference
October 4, 2018 - October 6, 2018
The LSU School of Art hosts the Society for Photographic Education 2018 South Central Regional Conference “Material + Meaning” October 4-6, 2018.
Keynote Speaker Alfredo Jaar will give a talk Saturday, October 6, at 5 p.m. at the Manship Theatre at Shaw Center of the Arts.
Featured speaker Alexandra Bell will give a talk Friday, October 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103).
Photographer Alexandra Bell is a multidisciplinary artist who investigates the complexities of narrative, information consumption, and perception. Utilizing various media, she deconstructs language and imagery to explore the tension between marginal experiences and dominant histories. Through investigative research, she considers the ways media frameworks construct memory and inform discursive practices around race, politics, and culture.
Her work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, We Buy Gold, Koenig & Clinton Gallery, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Atlanta Contemporary, Pomona College Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, and Usdan Gallery at Bennington College.
Bell holds a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies in the humanities from the University of Chicago and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.