Paradigm Lecture Series: Photo Critic A.D. Coleman

Connelly Auditorium

The Photography department presents a talk by photography critic/writer/curator A.D. Coleman as part of its Paradigm Lecture Series.

Over the past decade, Coleman has gone into curating. His most recent projects involve work from mainland China, including "China: Insights," a cross-section of contemporary documentary work, and "The Silent Strength of Liu Xia," staged still lifes by the wife of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.

He has published eight books and more than 2,000 essays on photography and related subjects. Formerly a columnist for the Village Voice, The New York Times and the New York Observer, Coleman has contributed to ARTnews, Art On Paper, Technology Review, Juliet Art Magazine (Italy), European Photography (Germany), La Fotografia (Spain) and Art Today (China). His work has been translated into 21 languages and published in 31 countries.

In 2002, he received the Culture Prize of the German Photographic Society, the first critic of photography ever so honored. In 2010, he received the J Dudley Johnston Award from the Royal Photographic Society (U.K.) for "sustained excellence in writing about photography."

Coleman's widely read blog "Photocritic International" appears at Since 2005, exhibitions that he has curated have opened at museums, galleries and festivals in Canada, China, Finland, Hong Kong, Italy, Rumania, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan and the U.S.

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