New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery
Sunday, December 6, 2009, 1pm
Free and open to the public
The lecture focuses on how to organize your photographs around a theme or idea and make a package to help guided you. This method can improve your framework and provide a way to successfully cross disciplines: from editorial to art. One of the hardest parts of the long-term project is peeling back the layers of time and finding the essence. Linda will explain how critical editing, preface development, narrowing publication goals, and market positioning are imperative. The world and technology are rapidly changing so she also addresses how to re-interpret and update.
To illustrate and explain concepts of the long-term project Troeller will share examples from her first portfolio, Greenhouse and Beyond; her TB-AIDS Diary which won Woman of the Year; Healings Waters (Aperture), which won Pictures of the Year; her book, Erotic Lives of Women (Scalo), reviewed in the NYTimes; and Chelsea Hotel, a new book/exhibition which was shot over ten years, won an IPA Award and opens internationally with an exhibition and film, “Inside the Frame,” by Jeff McKay.
Linda Troeller’s long-term projects are focused on health, women, sexuality and community. She has six books including Healing Waters (Aperture); and her editorial images are published in the New York Times to Le Monde. She is collected in major art museums including Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Her project, TB-AIDS DIARY, won both Women of Achievement and Ferguson Awards (1989). It has been translated into eleven languages and is still being exhibited around the world. She received her MFA from Syracuse University and BS from West Virginia University, and is represented by Agence Vu, Paris and Grazia Neri, Milan.