Workshop and Gallery Talk with Photographer Jonathan Auch

In conjunction with CUTTING DOWN THE TREE OF LIFE: HAITIAN ART FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION, WITH "WASTELAND: CHARCOAL IN HAITI" BY JONATHAN AUCH, which continues through April 30, 2016. The two-part exhibit, conceived by Emily Fultz (class of 2014), contrasts the Meadows Museum's Haitian “Tree of Life” paintings from the 1970s and 1980s with contemporary photographs of the country’s deforestation for charcoal fuel production, captured by New York City photojournalist Jonathan Auch. Auch will be on campus to work with students. His residency and exhibition are generously underwritten by the Attaway Professorships in Civic Culture Program.

Public workshop: 5-second portrait
Guided by Jonathan Auch

Monday, March 7, 6 - 7 pm

Every face tells a story, but capturing those stories is an art. In his "Five-Second Portrait" Workshop, New York City photographer Jonathan Auch will discuss the intricacies of shooting portraits on the street. Topics will include how to recognize a good subject, how to approach people and obtain their permission, and how to take a successful photo quickly in an uncontrolled environment. Jonathan Auch is known for his distinctive, gritty street photographs and his straightforward portraits reminiscent of formal mugshots. 

Generously underwritten by the Attaway Professorships in Civic Culture Program.

Cutting down the tree of life: Photographing Haiti
A Gallery Talk by Jonathan Auch

Tuesday, March 8, 6 - 7 pm

Street photographer Jonathan Auch will discuss his experiences photographing Haiti, from capturing its deforestation, its beauty and desperation on the streets of Port-au-Prince, to immortalizing the death and destruction of the 2010 earthquake. 

Generously underwritten by the Attaway Professorships in Civic Culture Program.