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Where We Live: A Discussion with Four Photographers (panel discussion)

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2006
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required.

Four photographers whose work is featured in Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection (October 24, 2006–February 25, 2007) discuss their goals and working process with one another and with curator Judith Keller. Learn about the artists' favorite places, which they have captured again and again on film, and discover what their powerful photographic series reveal about life in 20th-century America and the state of photography today.

William Christenberry
Christenberry talks about the photographs he takes every year of a red barn in rural Alabama, a former one-room schoolhouse that captures a sense of place, time, and aloneness.

Christenberry is a painter, sculptor, and photographer. He lives and works in Washington, D.C., where he teaches at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art.

Karen Halverson
Halverson discusses her photographs of Mulholland Drive and her interest in the ways people have adapted the land to human use.

Halverson has taught at the USC School of Cinema and Television, Art Center College of Design, and the International Center of Photography.

Alex Harris
Harris talks about his photographs of the mountain villages of the Sangre de Cristo range in New Mexico, the quintessential communities of the Hispanic Southwest.

Harris is professor of public policy and documentary studies at Duke University. He teaches documentary photography at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, which he co-founded.

Camilo José Vergara
Vergara addresses his photographs of storefront churches, part of a long-term project to document the built environment in urban poor communities.

Trained as a sociologist, Vergara explores architecture, photography, urban planning, history, and anthropology in his work.

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