Jon Henry is a visual artist working with photography and text whose work reflects on family, sociopolitical issues, grief, trauma, and healing within the African American community. In this talk, he will speak in depth on how his project Stranger Fruit began, as well as the work that preceded it.
Henry’s work has been published both nationally and internationally and exhibited in numerous galleries including Aperture Foundation, Smack Mellon, BRIC, and Blue Sky Gallery, among others. He was recently awarded the Arnold Newman Grant for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, an En Foco Fellow for 2020, one of LensCulture's Emerging Artists for 2019. He has also won the Film Photo Prize for Continuing Film Project sponsored by Kodak. Instagram: @whoisdamaster
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Upcoming Events in this Series
In conjunction with the exhibition To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults by Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre, the George Eastman Museum and ImageOut are hosting a panel discussion exploring representation of trans individuals in cinema.
Process Demonstration: In this webinar, George Eastman Legacy Curator Kathy Connor will share Eastman’s story, early trials and challenges. Then, Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will demonstrate how gelatin dry plates are made, showing the features that make them superior to wet collodion.
Process Demonstration: In this webinar, Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will give a demonstration, showing how stereocards are made using albumen prints and basic materials found at your local art store. Boyer Cataloger in the Department of Photography Lilyan Jones will share a brief history of this fun and unique technology, sharing examples from the museum’s Boyer Collection.