Pratt Photography Lectures: Dana Lixenberg

ARC Building, Lower Level, E2 Lecture Hall, Brooklyn Campus
January 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dana Lixenberg was born in Amsterdam in 1964. She studied photography at the London College of Printing (1984-1986) and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (1987-1989). She gained international recognition through her work for publications such as Vibe, The New Yorker, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone. Her projects often focus on individuals and communities on the margins of society. These include Jeffersonville, Indiana (2005) a collection of landscapes and portraits of the small town’s homeless population and The Last Days of Shishmaref (2008), which documents an Inupiaq community on an eroding island off the coast of Alaska. Her most recent body of work is Imperial Courts (2015), a complex and evocative record of the passage of time in an underserved community in Watts, Los Angeles, for which she received the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Price 2017. Her work has been widely exhibited and can be found in prominent collections, such as Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and FNAC, France. Her books include Imperial Courts, 1993-2015 (2015), Set Amsterdam (2011), The Last Days of Shishmaref (2008), Jeffersonville, Indiana (2005), and united states (2001).
Lixenberg is represented by GRIMM, Amsterdam and New York. Her 69-minute three-channel video installation Imperial Courts (2015) will be on view at GRIMM, New York through January 28.

Co-sponsored by the Photo League.

Lectures are free and open to the Pratt community and to the public. Doors open at 6:30 PM for Pratt students, faculty, and staff. Doors open to the public at 6:45 PM. Space is limited.


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