Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10 – 12pm
Boardroom, SF Campus
Shawn Michelle Smith studies the cultural history of photography in the United States with an emphasis on race and gender in visual culture. Smith explores the history and theory of photography as an artist, a writer, and an educator. Working primarily with found photographs in both her art and scholarly practice, Smith is interested in exploring how photographs are invested with meaning and how they come to have specific cultural significance in different contexts. Smith is Associate Professor of Visual & Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.