Assistant Curator of Public Programs Nina Pelaez facilitates a conversation with local artist and photography teacher Ben Ripley. Topics of discussion will include historical photographic techniques, the body of the photograph, studio portrait backdrops, 4×5 cameras, and looking as a process of understanding.
James Van Der Zee (American, 1886–1983), Nude, Harlem, negative 1923, printed 1974. Gelatin sepia-toned print, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Museum purchase, Otis Family Acquisition Trust, M.2017.9.6