2015 LECTURE SERIES
April 17, 2015
Lecture 7:30 pm
Eli Reed studied pictorial illustration at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, graduating in 1969. In 1982 he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. At Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, he studied political science, urban affairs, and the prospects for peace in Central America.
Reed began photographing as a freelancer in 1970. In 1988 he became a member of Magnum. His special reports included a long-term study on Beirut (1983-87), which became his first, highly acclaimed book Beirut, City of Regrets, the ousting of Baby Doc Duvalier in Haiti (1986), US military action in Panama (1989), the Walled City in Hong Kong and, perhaps most notably, his documentation of African-American experience over more than twenty years. Spanning the 1970s through the end of the 1990s, his book Black in America includes images from the Crown Heights riots and the Million Man March.
Reed has lectured and taught at the International Center of Photography, Columbia University, New York University, and Harvard University. He currently works as Clinical Professor of Photojournalism at the University of Texas in Austin.
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street)
Tickets available at the door 7:00 pm or online
Suggested Lecture Donation:
$10.00 general admission, $5.00 students with ID