Rochester, N.Y., August 28, 2019—The George Eastman Museum has announced the fall lineup for its Wish You Were Here lecture series. For nearly 20 years, this popular photography lecture series has brought artists and photojournalists to Rochester to share their stories and photographs from around the world. The 2019 series will kick off on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m., with photographer Larry McNeil.
McNeil is a Native American photographer, artist, and scholar who cares deeply about people and life on Earth. McNeil's work—Fly by Night Mythology—reinforces his idea that photography may strive to embody relevance, meaning, and, hopefully, a sense of grace, inspiring positive change in times of need. Admission for the lecture is $10 general; $5 students; and free for museum members. It will be held in the museum’s Curtis Theatre.
The Wish You Were Here series continues on Saturday, October 19 at 2 p.m., with Anderson & Low—Voyages and Discoveries. In conjunction with the exhibition Voyages and Discoveries, the artist duo Anderson & Low will dive deep into their practice, sharing work from myriad projects and discussing their art historical influences. The artists will also examine a selection of objects from the Eastman Museum's photography collection in which they have found common threads to their own work. The lecture is included with museum admission and free for museum members, and will be held in the Curtis Theatre. A book signing of the Anderson & Low’s, Voyages will take place following the lecture.
The final lecture in the series will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 6 p.m. with Lena Herzog—Sculpting in Time. Herzog is a multimedia artist, who, in addition to her recent projects in immersive art forms, has produced extensive bodies of photographic work while traveling the globe. From rock gardens in Venezuela and Brazil to monks in India and Tibet, her subjects illustrate life in its most intimate and raw form. Herzog will be signing copies of her book following the talk. At 7:30 p.m., the artist will introduce a special one-night DCP screening of her film Last Whispers, an elegy about the mass extinction of languages. Both the lecture and film screening will be held in the Dryden Theatre. Admission for the evening event is $10 general; $5 students; and free for museum members.
The Wish You Were Here photography lecture series is generously supported by museum member Dr. Thomas N. Tischer.