Thursday, November 15, 6:30 to 8 PM
Please join us at sepiaEYE for an enlightening conversation with artist Nandita Raman as well as two distinguished scholars of photography and film, Paul Sternberger and Priyadarshini Shanker. We will explore Raman’s personal connections to some of her work as well as additional influences on her choice of subject matter. The discussion will delve into the choices Raman has made for each of her series regarding photographic technology, approaches to composition, process, and color and how her approach is informed by but distinguished from documentary photography.
Paul Sternberger is an Associate Professor of Art History at Rutgers University-Newark. He has authored and coauthored books on American Art, the History of Photography and the History of Design, his articles have appeared in journals around the world, and his co-curatorial endeavors include the groundbreaking exhibition and catalog India: Public Places, Private Spaces– Contemporary Photography and Video Art.
Priyadarshini Shanker is a PhD candidate in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University. She also teaches as an Adjunct Faculty at NYU and Columbia University. She has published two book chapters in recent anthologies on Indian Cinema and has a series of essays and book reviews in journals such as SCREEN, FRAMEWORK, ASIAN STUDIES REVIEW, HITCHCOCK ANNUAL and the Indian art magazine MARG. She has also curated two film festivals showcasing regional Indian Cinema at the Museum of Moving Image. She is currently curating a non-fiction film series, slated for December 2018 to January 2019, in thematic conjunction with Raman’s cinema hall photographs, at the Museum of Moving Image.
RSVP required, limited seating available.