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Thursday Night Photo Talk: Nicholas Muellner

April 23, 2020

April 23rd, 7PM

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FREE – Donations are kindly accepted

Join us for Thursday Night Photo Talk with Nicholas Muellner, please register here.

Nicholas Muellner will present Making Doubles, a scripted slide show based on the opening essay of his new book, Lacuna Park: Essays and other Adventures in Photography (SPBH Editions, 2019). This illustrated reading, incorporating dozens of images not included in the book, from old iPhone photos to his newest experiments in portraiture, attempts to trace some links between our own appearances in images, and our ongoing submission to the seductions of coercive ideology. Intertwining memoir, reportage, fiction and theory, Muellner’s new image-text book asks: what is existentially at stake today in the making and viewing of photographs?

Each Thursday, 7pm EST, PPAC will present a lecture by an award-winning, dynamic artist and journalist who uses photography to respond to current personal, political, and social issues.

You can purchase Lacuna Park: Essays and other Adventures in Photography (SPBH Editions, 2019) online here.


Nicholas Muellner is an artist who operates at the intersection of photography and writing. Through books, exhibitions and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political and personal narratives. His five published books include The Photograph Commands IndifferenceThe Amnesia Pavilions, and In Most Tides, An Island, which was shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo Photobook of the Year. In addition to solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, his writings on photography have been published by MACK, Aperture, Afterimage, Triple Canopy, Art Journal and Routledge. Muellner has performed slide lectures internationally, including MoMA P.S.1, the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Photographers Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Muellner’s work has been supported by the John Gutmann Fellowship, residencies at the MacDowell and Yaddo Colonies, the Russian National Center of Contemporary Art, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, as well as grants from the Trust for Mutual Understanding and CEC Artslink. He is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography.  Muellner received a BA in comparative literature from Yale University and an MFA in Photography from Temple University. He is an Associate Professor of Photography and Co-Director of the Image Text MFA at Ithaca College and the ITI Press.

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