Los Angeles Harper Lecture with Laura Letinsky

A Proposition, or The Allure of Photography: Contemplating Images

What’s the difference between your vacation photos on your handheld device, a sexy ad for a car, and the $4.3 million Andreas Gursky print on the museum wall?

When everyone is a photographer and everything has been photographed, why make pictures at all?

What are pictures?

Photographer and professor Laura Letinsky will consider these questions and more as she takes you into the world of contemporary photography, exploring her own art-making and that of others.


Event Details

2:00 p.m. Registration and networking
2:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion
3:30 p.m. Reception

$10/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for Class of 2015 UChicago alumni
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Alumni Leadership Societies

Parking Information
Valet parking is available at $18.

Featured Faculty
Laura Letinsky is a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago. She’s exhibited her work at the Getty , the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Photographers’ Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art. Her honors include a Canada Council for the Art’s Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency, an Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art.

Learn more about Letinsky's art.

Event Contact
Tori Luke
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