Saturday, August 29, 2009

Upcoming: Hellen van Meene @ SVA

Untitled #331, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2008, Chromogenic print
© Hellen van Meene

(from SVA's Alia Dalal )

Kicking off SVA's "Art in the First Person" lecture series is a conversation with Hellen van Meene about her recent work.

Known for her intimate and carefully arranged portraits of adolescents, Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene is releasing a new collection of her photography in the monograph Hellen van Meene: New Photographs (Shrirmer/Mosel, 2009). The New Yorker calls van Meene's portraits "wonderfully odd" and in 2006, a photograph by van Meene accompanied Haruki Murakami's short story "A Shinagawa Monkey" in the magazine.

In this public lecture, van Meene talks with Jörg Colberg, the founder and editor of the pioneering photo blog Conscientious. In 2006, he was named one of American Photo's Photography Innovators and is a regular contributor to their Web site. Colberg interviewed van Meene for Conscientious in May 2009, and this conversation provides both Colberg and van Meene the opportunity to delve further into her work.

Hellen van Meene in Conversation with Jörg Colberg
Monday, September 14, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Presented by the BFA Photography Department and Dear Dave, magazine
Free and open to the public
Information at 212.592.2010 or

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