Stephan Jost | Violence: How Photographs Remind Us of Our Brutality
Wednesday Mar 12 05:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
Part of the Decisive Moments Photography Lecture Series.
Looking at images of violent subject matter is difficult, and it can be just as difficult to discuss it. Photographs have been used to document violence since early in the medium's history, and Stephan Jost will talk about works ranging from Alexander Gardner's Civil War–era photographs to Edward Burtynsky's striking images of another kind of violence—environmental destruction.
Stephan Jost is the Director of the Honolulu Museum of Art. He previously helmed the Shelburne Museum in Vermont and the Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California. His art specialties are the history of photography and contemporary art.