Zoom Lecture and Discussion with Kevin Myazaki

Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 4 – 5 pm

1310-1/2B Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Registration in advance is required for this event. To register go to the following link: Kevin Myazaki Lecture Registration

After registration you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the event. 

Kevin J. Miyazaki is a fourth generation Japanese American, born and raised in Milwaukee. His childhood in a Wisconsin suburb created a desire later in life to examine his ethnicity and ancestral history in Hawaii, the West Coast and Japan. Stories from his own family infuse this personal and inward-looking aspect of his artwork, with larger themes of immigration, forced migration and assimilation. A more outward-looking aspect of Miyazaki’s practice is portraiture, in which he often engages with subjects he has just met. He recently completed a 19-month project (with the journalist Mary Louise Schumacher), in which they photographed and interviewed more than 100 subjects about democracy and citizenship at this historic moment.

Kevin J. Miyazaki is a photographer and artist based in Milwaukee. His work has been exhibited at venues including the Hyde Park Art Center, The Museum of Wisconsin Art, Griffin Museum of Photography, Center for Photography at Woodstock and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. For nine years, he operated the website “collect.give,” which sold affordable photographic prints to support artist-selected charities. Miyazaki is an adjunct instructor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and works as a freelance editorial photographer whose clients include The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Food Network, AARP and Smithsonian.

For Perspectives on Photography, Kevin will discuss the two separate components of his artistic practice: The exploration of ethnicity and identity, which often relates to his own family history and portraiture, where he engages with specific communities and members of the public.