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Second regard : les photographies de Diane Arbus








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Free. Reservations required (service charge applies).

Wednesday September 14, 2022 at 05:30 pm

Come attend a compelling conversation with the curator of Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956-1971, an exhibition organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Speakers: Anne Grace, Curator of Modern Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Sophie Hackett, Curator, Photography, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and curator of the exhibition

About the lecture
In this discussion marking the opening of Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956-1971 at the MMFA, the two panellists will comment on the legendary American photographer’s striking black and white photographs that revolutionized portraiture through their range of subjects and their style.

About Sophie Hackett
Sophie Hackett is Curator, Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and an adjunct faculty member in Ryerson University’s master’s program Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management. Hackett’s areas of specialty include vernacular photographs, photography in relation to queerness and photography in Canada from the1960s to the 1990s. Her curatorial projects include Barbara Kruger: Untitled (It) (2010), Max Dean: Album, A Public Project (2012), What It Means To Be Seen: Photography and Queer Visibility (2014), Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography (2014), Introducing Suzy Lake (2014), Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s-1980s (2016), Anthropocene (2018), Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956-1971 (2020) and What Matters Most: Photographs of Black Life (2022).


Language: The conversation will take place in French and be followed by a discussion with the audience in English and French.

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