Special Photographer Discussion to be Given by Zineb Sedira

The Spelman College Museum will be hosting an artist discussion delivered by Zineb Sedira.  She is a renowned photographer who has lead a fascinating life. The event will be on November 2, at 7:00 PM. This event is free and is a wonderful opportunity to meet a successful documentary photographer!

Read more about her work and life:

“Zineb Sedira’s work expands the conceptual, historical, and spatial parameters of photography and videography. Over the last 15 years, her work has purposely and poetically constructed an archive of revolution. This archive posits memory as a distributed, living resource. It also casts Sedira, her numerous collaborators, and visitors to her exhibitions as memory keepers. Staging the artist and her family, Sedira’s early work mobilized the documentary to explore language and storytelling. In 2003, Sedira returned to Algeria after 15 years of absence due to the civil war. This took her work in a new direction. Since then, the Mediterranean Sea and the landscape, architecture, and complex history of Algeria—sequencing the colonial era, the Algerian War, the civil war, and the struggles of migrant youth—have consistently played major roles in her production.

Born in Paris to Algerian parents in 1963, Zineb Sedira lives in London and works in Algiers, Paris, and London. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Central St Martin’s School of Art (1995) and the Slade School of Art (1997), followed by a research fellowship at the Royal College of Art (1998-2003). ” (See Website Below)

1. http://www.artpapers.org/special_events/live.html

Visit her website here:

2. www.zinebsedira.com


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