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Judith Joy Ross in conversation with Joshua Chuang

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 6:30 pm

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Hosted jointly by MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts and Aperture.

To celebrate the release of Judith Joy Ross: Photographs 1978–2015 (Aperture, 2022), published alongside the largest exhibition to feature the photographer’s work to date, the photographer will present her work in conversation with curator Joshua Chuang. The exhibition “Judith Joy Ross: Photographs 1978–2015” is currently on view at Le Bal, Paris, through September 18. The show will travel to the United States in the spring of 2023, when it opens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Following the discussion, Ross will be signing copies of her book recently published by Aperture.


Judith Joy Ross (born 1946 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) studied photography in the 1960s at the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, then the Institute of Design in Chicago. Hailed by some as the greatest living portrait photographer, Ross and her work first came to public attention in the inaugural New Photography exhibition at MoMA, curated by John Szarkowski in 1984. Since then Ross’s influential pictures have been the subject of several monographs, and honored with a Lucie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Joshua Chuang is a curator, editor, and bookmaker who has held key roles at the Yale University Art Gallery, Center for Creative Photography, and New York Public Library. Among the exhibitions and publications he has organized are Robert Adams: The Place We Live (2010), Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins (2018), Santu Mofokeng: Stories (2019), and Taryn Simon’s The Color of a Flea’s Eye: The Picture Collection (2020).


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