Saturday, February 18th, 2012 Lecture: 6:30 Book Signing: 7:30
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is pleased to host a lecture and book signing by Philadelphia-based photographer Zoe Strauss. Her photographs portray under represented and marginalized people and places within the Philadelphia area and abroad. These efforts have culminated in a portrait of the region and nation that is both honest and inquisitive, revealing the beauty of every day life and it’s consequences.
Zoe Strauss, born 1970, is an installation artist and photographer living and working in Philadelphia, PA. She recently completed her 10-year I-95 project that culminated in an installation of photographs under interstate 95 in South Philadelphia. Strauss has exhibited in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia ICA and had two solo shows at Bruce Silverstein Gallery. In 2005, Ms. Strauss was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts and in 2007 she was awarded a USA Gund Fellowship. Her first monograph, America, was published in 2008. Her second book, 10 Years, will be co-published by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Yale University Press in early 2012.