Date: Thursday December 7th, 2023

Time: 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Cost: Admission is by donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group. Always free for members.

Join us for a conversation with From Slander’s Brand artist Hannah Darabi and historian Kelly McCormick on the role of photography in building and defining narratives in the moment and across time. Presented in collaboration with Critical Image Forum, UBC, with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Doors at 6pm
Talk at 6:30pm
RSVPs are helpful
Admission is by donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group

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Hannah Darabi is an Iranian artist and photographer. She studied at Tehran’s College of Fine Arts and then at the University of Paris VIII-Saint-Denis. Although she now lives in Paris, her country of origin remains the main subject of most of her photographic series, in which her photographs interact with other materials, such as text, archival images, music and objects, to show the unique political situation and economic conditions in her country. Among many honors, in 2019, Enghelab Street, a Revolution Through Books, Iran 1979-1983 earned the Historical Book Award at the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles; and in 2023 Hannah Darabi was granted the Bernd and Hila Becher Promotion Prize by the City of Düsseldorf for her outstanding contribution to photographic art.

Kelly Midori McCormick is a historian of Japanese photography whose work explores the way that Japanese women photographers turned to photography to support or critique the state from the 1930s to the 1980s. Her book in progress, The Cameraman in a Skirt: The Making of Modern Japanese Photography addresses how in the 1960s and 1970s women photographers transformed the camera into a tool turned against the state and corporations as they photographed protest, pollution events, and the Women’s Liberation movement.

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