The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will continue its “Conversations at MOCA” series with “Two Voices, One Vision: When Writers and Photographers Collaborate” with Miami-based curator and art historian Elizabeth Shannon on Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m. The virtual event will be free and open to the public via Zoom.
In her discussion, Shannon will explore collaborations between photographers and writers. She will draw from photobooks where image and text combine to create new meanings, like James Agee and Walker Evans’ Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes’ The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1955), and Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s Nothing Personal (1964).
Viewers can reserve their spots for the Zoom conversation here.
Shannon has worked with the collection at the International Center of Photography in New York and held curatorial positions at Dundee Contemporary Arts in Scotland, Locust Projects, and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. In addition, she was a Knight Curatorial Fellow at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. Educated in the United Kingdom, Shannon holds a PhD in the History of Photography from the University of St. Andrews and an MA in History of Art and English Literature from the University of Glasgow. She has taught at the University of St. Andrews and the University of Miami, Florida International University, and New World School of the Arts in the United States.