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Artist Talk: Duane Michals

11/16/2014, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Carnegie Lecture Hall


Photographer Duane Michals broke away from established traditions of documentary and fine art photography in the 1960s when he added handwritten messages and poems to his prints to produce multi-image narrative sequences. “I’m a storyteller,” he often says, before beginning a public talk.

Born in 1932 and raised in a family of steelworkers in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Michals has an important story to tell. After six decades spent defying dominant photographic aesthetics, Michals has produced an influential body of work that is both poignant and unabashedly sentimental. Hear firsthand from a master storyteller and delightful speaker as he reflects on his life’s work.

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November 15February 7, 2015: Writer’s WorkshopImage to Word with Author Sherrie Flick
November 15 & 16: An Intimate Evening and Critique for Artists with Duane Michals and Richard Kelly
November 20: Culture Club—The Art of Collecting
January 21, 2015: Art History Class—Decisive Moments in Photography
January 22: Culture Club Film Screening—Duane Michals: The Man Who Invented Himself
February 12: Culture Club—Image to Word, A Public Reading