Martha Strawn Photographic
Lecture Series: Lucy R. Lippard

Thursday, April 4 / 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Registration is required for the event. Admission is free for 
students and members of The Light Factory; cost is $10 for non members.


On Thursday, April 4, The Light Factory will host Lucy R. Lippard as part of its annual Martha Strawn Photographic Lecture Series. Lippard’s lecture, entitled Ghosts, The Daily News, and Prophecy: Critical Landscape Photography, will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Lippard, one of contemporary art’s most significant cultural critics, is celebrated for her influential work as an author, curator, and activist. Throughout her career she has enlivened the study of art by infusing it with broader issues of politics, personal engagement, inclusion, and by challenging the status quo.

The author of 24 books since 1966, Lippard’s titles include From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women’s Art (1976), Get the Message? A Decade of Art for Social Change (1984), Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural American (1990), and Undermining: A Wild Ride through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West (2014), among others.

The Martha Strawn Photographic Lecture Series is funded by an endowment with the Foundation for the Carolinas to benefit The Light Factory’s programming for its membership and the public. The lectures funded by this endowment will be awarded yearly to prominent speakers in the field of photographic expression, media, history, and/or theory.

Benefactor and photographer Martha Strawn was one of the original founders of The Light Factory (1973) and is an Emerita Professor of Art (University of North Carolina, Charlotte). She has been the recipient of NEA, Fulbright, and North Carolina Artists Fellowships. Her books include Alligators, Prehistoric Presence in the American Landscape and Religion: From Place to Placelessness (co-authored with Yi Fu Tuan). Strawn’s work can be found in many collections, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas), Smithsonian Institute, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and Mint Museum of Art.