Expanding the theme for this week, the 2:00 lectures examines the ethical lens of photography through which to see the issues that hold us accountable as humans for the quality of life among us and for our stewardship of the planet that we share as home. Ethical issues revealed by photography will include war and genocide, marketplace and commerce, technology, journalism, and religion -- and the power of photography to engender spiritual activism will also be explored.
Dr. Alison Devine Nordstrom
Alison Nordstrom is Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House, the oldest and largest museum of photography in the United States. She was the Founding Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida from 1991 to 2002. She has curated over 100 exhibitions of photography including the popular biennial series Fresh Work, and major surveys of landscape, portraiture, travel photographs and journalism. At George Eastman House, she has initiated the contemporary biennial Vital Signs, and has curated Paris: Photographs by Eugene Atget and Christopher Rauschenberg, Why Look at Animals?, and Know War.
She writes and lectures extensively on contemporary and historical photography. Nordstrom holds a BA in English Literature, an MLS with museum emphasis, and a PhD in Cultural and Visual Studies.