East Building; SECU Auditorium or Zoom Webinar
The social uses of photography, especially portrait photography, have become commonplace, making it easy to miss the powerful significance that can be achieved by photographing people who are typically left out of story. The work of Titus Brooks Heagins continues to profess the importance of the portrait as not simply a product of brief encounters between himself, his cameras, and various sitters, but as instances of truth. They are visual samples of representation of lives lived that are often intentionally hidden within social, economic, and judicial structures. Bringing these stories of representation into public spaces is a key artistic motivator and will be one of the topics of discussion in the artist talk presented by Heagins. This event is free and open to the public.