On Wednesday, September 29, at 5 PM Trevor Paglen will present a lecture on “Photography and the Creation of the World” at Hallock Auditorium in the Lewis Center for Environmental Studies. Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer whose work deliberately blurs lines between social science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines. His visual work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, the Andy Warhol Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Aperture, and Art Forum. He is the author of four books: Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights (2006), I Could Tell You but Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me (2007), Blank Spots on a Map (2009), and Invisible (August, 2010). Paglen holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley, an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Geography from UC Berkeley. He currently resides in Oakland, California and New York City.
(The Photography and Politics Lecture series is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Art Department Baldwin Fund, as well as contributions from the History Department and the Department of French and Italian.)