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Oh, Snap! What Your Body Knows

  • Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 1400 North American Street Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States (map)

MARCH 17
What Your Body Knows: Listening and Seeing Against Assumptions in Documentary Work

Documentary photographer, book artist and educator, Susan Sterner, will present her decade-long project, Estoy Por Aquí/I Am Here. 

BIO
Susan is a photographer based in the Washington DC area and the Program Head of the MA in New Media Photojournalism and an associate professor of photojournalism at the George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. Ms. Sterner started her career as a photojournalist freelancing with national and international publications while based in New Orleans, La. She worked for the Associated Press as a staff photographer, based in Mississippi and California. With the AP she covered domestic issues such as immigration, child labor and families in poverty as well as U.S. border issues and social change in Haiti. A two-year fellowship with the Institute of Current World Affairs sent Ms. Sterner to Brazil to photograph and write about women’s lives and access to resources. After returning to the United States, she worked as a White House photographer, documenting the official and the behind-the-scenes life of the presidency. Since 2006 she has coordinated the undergraduate program in photojournalism, emphasizing a multimedia and multi-disciplinary approach. Her current work focuses on the status of Salvadoran women both in El Salvador and part of the diaspora within the United States.

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Oh, Snap! is a program created for local women to come together, share stories and learn about photography in a safe, non-judgmental space. Self-identifying women from the neighborhood and the larger community are welcomed to attend. You don’t have to sign-up. You don’t have to pay. You come when you can. PPAC welcomes you to Oh Snap! where we make friends and photographs.

Oh, Snap! meets on the third Saturday of each month, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

PPAC hopes that Oh, Snap! will bring together women of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The activities will develop according to the interests of its participants, but it’s safe to predict that you will learn photo basics, share photo tips, learn from photo professionals, and make your own photographs. Please contact Lori if you have questions: lori@philaphotoarts.org

Support provided by: Penn Treaty SSD