Lecture in Photography: Kris Graves

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024 6 – 7:30 pm

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Ferguson Lecture Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave.

Kris Graves is an artist and publisher based in New York and California. Graves creates artwork that deals with societal problems and aims to use art as a means to inform people about cultural issues. Using a mix of conceptual and documentary practices, Graves photographs the subtleties of societal power and its impact on the built environment. He explores how capitalism and power have shaped countries — and how that can be seen and experienced in everyday life. Graves also works to elevate the representation of people of color in the fine art canon; and to create opportunities for conversation about race, representation, and urban life. He photographs to preserve memory.

Lectures in Photography are co-presented by MoCP and the Photography Department of Columbia College Chicago.