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Three Socially Engaged Photographers: A Reporter's Experience

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Three Socially Engaged Photographers: A Reporter's Experience

Roslyn Bernstein is Professor Emerita in the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions at Baruch College of the City University of New York. She holds a PhD in English Literature, and was the founding director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program at Baruch College. She is the author of Boardwalk Stories, a collection of 14 fictional tales set from 1950 to 1970, and the co-author of Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of SoHo, written jointly with the architect Shael Shapiro. Since the 1980s, she has been reporting from around the globe for such print publications as the New York Times, Newsday, the Village Voice, New York Magazine, Parents, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has also reported for various online publications, including Medium, Tablet, Huffington Post, and Guernica, focusing primarily on cultural reporting and contemporary art, with in-depth interviews of artists, curators, and gallerists.

She has joined us today to talk about her new book, Engaging Art: Essays and Interviews from Around the Globe, a collection that explores the tangled texture of the art world. In 60 essays drawn from around the globe, Engaging Art reveals “new dimensions about how artists make their art, resist censorship, and retain their independent, creative spirit.” This event will focus on the work of Jill Freedman, Shawn Walker, and Ruby Rumie.

Please note the event is scheduled for 6:30-7:30pm. A 10-minute overage has been added if necessary.