DEB WILLIS : MFA AC+D LECTURE (Co-Sponsor Newspace Center for Photography)
Deborah Willis, PhD, is the Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment as a University Professor with the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies. She was a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fletcher Fellow, and a MacArthur Fellow. Willis is the author of Reflections In Black and Let Your Motto Be Resistance. Her book Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs received the 2010 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Biography/Autobiography. She has exhibited her photographs at the Zora Neale Hurston Museum in Eatonville, Florida and just released two books: a co-authored book entitled Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, published by Temple University Press, and Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty, published by the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington Press.