DAM - Anderman Lecture: Barbara Bosworth

Barbara Bosworth
Lecture and Book Signing

Friday, March 13, 2015

Book Signing: 5:30pm – 6:30pm, DAM Shop
Lecture: 7:00pm, Sharp Auditorium

Month of Photography Anderman Lecture: Barbara Bosworth

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Hamilton Building - Lower Level
Ticketed with member discount. Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-0130.
 Barbara Bosworth’s photography explores nature and memory in its reflections upon places that hold deep personal and social meaning.

Bosworth’s exquisite prints made with a large format camera capture quiet, contemplative landscapes that are marked by the passage of time. Approaching photography much as a naturalist would their scientific practice, her compositional choices immerse the viewer in the scene and imbue details—like the ephemeral effects of light, time, and inconspicuous traces of natural activity—with immense presence. Bosworth’s pictures are description-filled specimens that show both the abundance and the mystery of the world around us.

Ties between people and place are ever present in Bosworth’s work. While her photography often evokes personal memory and family reminiscence, her narrative is honest, not sentimental. We see people interacting with nature, in activities like bird banding, hunting, and fishing in a manner that reflects the full range of emotions associated with these pursuits: including death and loss. In doing so, Bosworth presents a natural world tightly woven with the complexities of human existence.

Bosworth was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1953 and raised in nearby Novelty, the site of much of her work. Since 1984, she has been professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art.

Bosworth' s lecture will coincide with the Denver Art Museum exhibit Barbara Bosworth: Quiet Wonder on view from March 13 to September 20, 2015 on the 7th floor of the North Building. The museum has extended Friday hours and we encourage you to visit the exhibition before the lecture. The artist will also be signing copies of her recent monograph from Radius Books, Natural Histories, in the Denver Art Museum Shop from 5:30-6:30 prior to the lecture.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 students with ID, $10 for DAM members and CPAC members, $15 general admission: https://tickets.denverartmuseum.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=1209
For additional details, e-mail photography@denverartmuseum.org.

Sponsored by the DAM photography department with support from the Cooke Daniels Fund and the Anderman Photography Lecture Series.

Image credit:  Barbara Bosworth, Rosemary’s cut, Lochsa River Valley, 1996. © Barbara Bosworth.

Upcoming Speakers:

Anderman Photography Lecture Series:
Kenneth Josephson

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Kenneth Josephson’s oeuvre spans the distance between the humorous and the contemplative. Throughout, he makes incisive commentary on the act of photographing and our belief in the image that places his work at the vanguard of conceptual photography. Purchase tickets in advance.