Executive Director of the International Center of Photography in New York, David Little, will be in conversation with artists Barbara Astman, Michelle Forsyth, and Sondra Meszaros. To celebrate our current exhibition, I am my own muse, the group will discuss the trajectory of women in photography over the past century.
Please join us for this in person event. Book your spot now as capacity is limited. This event is part of the 26th edition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto.
Visionary artist Barbara Astman has pioneered feminist conversations and the photographic medium since the 1970s. Her photographic series incorporate narrative elements with humour and stereotype to respond to and transgress the cultural zeitgeist.
Multidisciplinary artist Michelle Forsyth refers to indelible memories and patterns in her autobiographical work. Her practice addresses the changing relationship with her body after being diagnosed with early Parkinson’s disease. She is currently an Associate Professor of Contemporary Painting Practices at OCAD.
Sondra Meszaros is a multidisciplinary artist disrupting the boundaries of the familiar with provocative and seductive images. Her recent work explores counter-narratives of female sexuality via archival materials. For over two decades, she has been teaching drawing at the Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary.
David Little is Executive Director of the International Center for Photography, NY. He previously held a number of leadership roles at the Mead Museum of Art at Amherst College, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art, and MoMA. Little holds a PhD in art history from Duke University and an MA at Williams College.