Artist Talk: DEBORAH BRIGHT
October 27, 2011
Photographer Deborah Bright speaks on her work. Bright holds a joint appointment as Professor of Photography and History of Art/Visual Culture at the Rhode Island School of Design where she served as Dean of Fine Arts from 2009-2011. Her photographic projects have been exhibited internationally, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum; the Museet for Fotokunst, Copenhagen; Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; Cambridge Darkroom; Vancouver Art Gallery. Her photographs are included in the collections of the Whitney Museum; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian; Addison Gallery of American Art; Fogg Art Museum; The Boston Athenaeum, Rose Art Museum; University Art Museum at Binghamton University; California Museum of Photography and the RISD Museum of Art. She has received numerous grants and awards for her photography and critical writing. Bright edited a groundbreaking collection of images and writings on photography and queer sexualities, The Passionate Camera: photography and bodies of desire, and in 2010, received recognition as Honored Educator of the Year by the Society for Photographic Education.