Oct 13 06:00 PM - Oct 13 08:00 PM
ACP Lecture Series Presents Baldwin Lee
After earning a bachelor of science from MIT where we was introduced to photography by Minor White, Baldwin Lee went on to study photography at Yale with Walker Evans. He first began to photograph the American South in the early 1980's while on a cross-country photo trip with former Yale classmate Philip Lorca-DiCorcia. In 1982, Lee moved to Knoxville, TN, to start the photography program at the University of Tennessee, where he worked for 30 years. During that time, Lee wrote a manuscript, In Consideration of Photographing, in the South and produced several major bodies of work.
Lee is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two NEA fellowships. His work is included in the collections of such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Museum of the City of New York. In 2012, Lee had a retrospective exhibition at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA.
Surprisingly, his work is still largely unknown. Mark Steinmetz, notable Georgia-based photographer and also a Guggenheim Fellow, is a champion of Lee's work, and will introduce Baldwin Lee at this event. Mr. Lee will discuss his portfolio of images exhibited at MOCA GA, as part of an exhibition of selections from the Do Good Fund Collection.
Presented in partnership with the Do Good Fund in support of their exhibition, with sponsorship by MOCA GA and Mailchimp.
Exhibition & reception: 6pm. Lecture: 7pm.