29 Aug Gallery Talks with Micah Messenheimer and Michael Furman
“Portrait and Personality”
Thursday, September 19, 7:00 pm. $8/5 members and students.
Whether through self-expression or social documentation, portrait photography plays an influential role in the creation of personal and cultural identity. This evening will kick off with a presentation by Michael Furman about his current project at CPAC – Unalike Zones, photographed on the London Underground.
Following Michael, Micah Messenheimer will present “Portrait and Personality.” This discussion will explore the work of August Sander and Seydou Keïta and draw parallels to how Hector Mediavilla and Tsutomu Yamagata – both currently on exhibit with Michael Furman at CPAC – capture clothing, gesture, and the environment to arrive at similar conceptions of the portrait.
Micah Messenheimer is Curatorial Assistant in Photography at the Denver Art Museum and curator of the exhibition Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander and Seydou Keïta, now on display through mid-October. Common Threads presents the work of two photographers—August Sander (German, 1876–1964) and Seydou Keïta (Malian, 1921–2001)—who approached portraiture as a dialogue between themselves and their subjects and documented social transformations in their respective societies by picturing ordinary people.
Micah has served on the board of directors of CPAC since 2010. He holds an MA in art history and museum studies from the University of Denver and an MFA in photography from San Francisco State University.
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