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The MFA in Applied Craft + Design and the Newspace Center for Photography welcome Deborah Willis as part of the 2014-2015 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
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.