You Are Here Photographer’s Perspective Talk with Monique Verdin
June 19 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Louisiana-based photographer Monique Verdin will discuss themes in You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place. Admission is free on Wednesdays to all Louisiana residents courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
Verdin is a filmmaker, photographer, and interdisciplinary storyteller who has intimately documented the complex interconnectedness of environment, culture, climate, and change in southeast Louisiana. She is director of the Land Memory Bank & Seed Exchange and a former United Houma Nation Tribal Council member. She serves within the core leadership circle Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative among brown (Indigenous, Latinx and Desi) women, from Texas to Florida, working to envision just economies, vibrant communities, and sustainable ecologies in the Gulf South. Verdin’s film My Louisiana Love won Best Feature Documentary at the 2015 imagineNATIVE Film Festival.
Image credit: Monique Verdin, The Castle and the Chef Menteur, 2017, Courtesy of the artist
Additional talks by photographers represented in You Are Here will take place on the following dates:
Wednesday, June 26, 3 pm: Allison Beondé
Wednesday, July 10, 3 pm: Johnathon Traviesa
Wednesday, July 24, 3:30 pm: Abdul Aziz
Saturday, July 27, 3 pm: Gallery Talk with Mellon Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper