Joséphine Sacabo Lecture

Josephine Sacabo: Las Estrellas

Josephine Sacabo: Las Estrellas

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Williams Research Center
410 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Joséphine Sacabo Lecture
Friday, December 9, 2011
Free and open to the public :: Limited seating, first come first served.

Joséphine Sacabo is an internationally acclaimed photographer who divides her time between New Orleans and Mexico. Both locales influence the dreamlike, surreal, and romantic quality of her photographs.

For the PhotoNOLA 2011 keynote lecture Sacabo will present an overview of her work to date, and will discuss her technical and aesthetic approach to the photographic medium.

Joséphine Sacabo is a native of Laredo, Texas, and was educated at Bard College, New York. Previous to coming to New Orleans, she lived and worked extensively in France and England. Her earlier work was in the photo-journalisitic tradition, influenced by Robert Frank, Josef Koudelka, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She now works in a very subjective, introspective style, using poetry as inspiration. The poets she lists as her most important influences include Rilke, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Juan Rulfo and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.

Joséphine Sacabo has had four books of her own work published including “Une Femme Habitee” in Paris in 1991 by Editions Marval; award winning “Pedro Paramo” in 2002 by the University of Texas Press; “Cante Jondo” in 2002 by 21st Publishing; and “Duino Elegie” in 2005 also by 21st Publishing. Sacabo has had solo shows in Paris, London, Madrid, Toulouse, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other major U.S. cities. Her work has also been widely published in magazines in the United States and Europe, including Camera Arts, B&W Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, ZOOM and others. Her work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art – N.Y.; The Museum of Modern Art – N.Y.; The Art Institute of Chicago; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; The Smithsonian – Washington D.C.; The Library of Congress; The New Orleans Museum of Art; The Wittliff Collection – Austin; The Bibliotheque Nationale – Paris; and La Maison de la Photo – Paris; among others. Sacabo has taught highly acclaimed workshops at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles – France and at the Santa Fe Workshops.

Sacabo’s most recent series, “Óyeme Con Los Ojos” (Hear Me With Your Eyes) was featured as a Fotoseptiembre USA 2010 Signature Exhibit, in San Antonio TX. Her photographs are currently on display in a retrospective at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and a solo show at A Gallery for Fine Photography.


A PhotoNOLA Welcome Party at A Gallery for Fine Photography, where Joséphine Sacabo’s latest work is on display, precedes the lecture from 4:00-6:00pm that evening.

PhotoNOLA’s multiple artist book signing event, presented in partnership with Octavia Books, will directly precede Ms. Sacabo’s lecture at THNOC’s Williams Research Center, from 5:00-7:00pm. Several of Sacabo’s titles will be available for purchase then, which the artist will be available to sign following her presentation.

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