Join Project& for a Working Lunch-Time Conversation with Riva Lehrer
Project& invites you to join us for a Working Lunch-Time Conversation with Riva Lehrer, Working in America exhibit participant, artist and activist. She will talk about her working life and Stigma, Beauty & Work.
This presentation is part of Working in America, a national multimedia initiative created by Project& (projectand.org). The initiative is composed of three components: a photographic exhibit; a 12–part radio series on National Public Radio, “Working: Then and Now;” and an online living community, “Your Working Story” (working.org). Riva Lehrer is a Working in America photographic exhibit participant.
Artist and activist Riva Lehrer is known for depictions of those who have rarely been the subjects of portraiture. In order to create an image, collaborators talk about what it means to be Disabled, LGBTQ, and/or a member of another marginalized community. The resultant portraits reflect these stories.
Lehrer will show images and discuss her working method and working life which is centered on the ethics of representing vulnerable subjects. Afterwards, people will be invited to talk about work and related to Lehrer’s work, how they feel about being looked at, and what constitutes wonderful pictures of themselves – or ones that are difficult reflections.
Project& invites you to join us, Wednesday, January 25th 12-1 pm at the Working in America exhibit at the Harold Washington Library. This event is free and open to the public.