In Conversation: Seymour Hersh, Luc Sante, David Levi Strauss
Moderated by Brian Wallis
Tuesday November 9, 2004
The Great Hall – Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street at 3rd Avenue
This panel discussion held in conjunction with the exhibition Inconvenient
Iraqi Prison Photographs from Abu Ghraib will bring together writers and
critics who will address the part that photography has played in the
international debate on the events of the past year, and will speak to a range
of ethical and political issues, the function of electronic media, and
photography’s role in documenting truth. This evening panel has been made
possible with the generous support of the Open Society Institute and was
organized by the International Center of Photography in conjunction with The
Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School and The Cooper Union for
the Advancement of Science and Art.
The exhibition will be on view at the International Center of Photography, 1133
6th Avenue, at 43rd St., through November 28, 2004.
Seymour Hersh, Writer; author, Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu
Ghraib, The Dark Side of Camelot, The Samson Option: Israel’ s Nuclear Arsenal
and American Foreign Policy, and The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon
White House, among others; regular contributor for The New Yorker since 1993;
recipient of numerous awards including the National Magazine Award for Public
Interest for his pieces on intelligence and the Iraq war, the Pulitzer Prize,
and four George Polk Awards.
David Levi Strauss, Writer and critic; essays and reviews have appeared
regularly in Artforum and Aperture; author, Between the Eyes, Essays on
Photography and Politics, Between Dog & Wolf: Essays on Art & Politics, and
Broken Wings: The Legacy of Landmines; his essays have also appeared in
monographs on numerous artists including Carolee Schneemann, Leon Golub, Miguel
Rio Branco, Alfredo Jaar, Francesca Woodman, and Daniel J. Martinez.
Luc Sante, Visiting Professor of Writing and Photography, Bard College; author,
Walker Evans (2001), The Factory of Facts (1998), Evidence (1992), and Low Life:
Lures and Snares of Old New York (1991). Co-editor, O.K. You Mugs (1999).
Introductions to Maggie and the Bowery Tales by Stephen Crane (Modern Library,
2001) and Classic Crimes by William Roughead (2000), among others. Essays in New
York Review of Books, New York Times Magazine, many
others. Awards: Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Award in Literature from
the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Grammy Award (for album notes).
Brian Wallis, ICP Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator. Organizer of
numerous exhibitions including “Inconvenient Evidence: Iraqi Prison Photographs
from Abu Ghraib,” currently at ICP, and a forthcoming retrospective of the work
of Larry Clark. Publications include Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the
American Self (2003); Art Matters: How the Culture Wars Changed America (1999);
Constructing Masculinity (1995); and Democracy: A Project by Tuesday November 9,
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