The weekly series brings together ten distinguished photographers and artists from all aspects of the field to present their work and share their ideas and concerns with the public.

Each lecture is $15 per person at the door, space permitting. Entry is first-come, first-served.

Watch the lectures live online on each date at 7 pm EST at

Moderator: Phillip S. Block

Lectures begin at 7 pm.

October 3: Andrea Modica
Andrea Modica has been extensively exhibited and collected. Her books include Minor League, Treadwell, and Real Indians. She is the recipient of Guggenheim, Aaron Siskind Foundation, and Fulbright fellowships.

October 10: Stephen Ferry
Since the late 1980s, Stephen Ferry has been documenting social and political change, human rights, and the environment. He has worked extensively in Eastern Europe, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. Currently based in Bogotá, Colombia, he has also been covering Latin America for over 20 years. Ferry teaches documentary practice at the Fundación para un Nuevo Periodism Iberoamericano in Cartagena, Colombia and ICP.

October 17: Cass Bird
Cass Bird's exuberant portraits depict subjects who move fluidly and confidently between expressions of gender roles and investigate the "convergence of alternative lifestyles with accepted conceptions of motherhood, nurturing, and family." Bird’s campaigns for Levi's, Gap, Urban Outfitters, and others have quickly gained her notoriety as a fresh and influential voice in fashion photography.

October 24: Jitka Hanzlová
Czech-born photographer Jitka Hanzlova creates precisely described portraits and landscapes which closely examine identity. Whether portraying people, trees, or pathways, Hanzlova eschews sociological categorization in favor of a deep examination of the essence of her subjects.

November 7: Peter van Agtmael
Peter van Agtmael has extensively documented the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2006. A monograph of this work 2nd Tour Hope I Don't Die was published in 2009. He is a Magnum photographer who has contributed to TIME, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. He is the recipient of ICP's Infinity Award for Young Photographer and was recently awarded the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography.

November 14: Marcelo Brodsky
Marcelo Brodsky is an Argentine photographer who began photographing while living in exile in Barcelona. Brodsky's work explores memory and the legacy of dictatorship on a grand scale as well in relation to his own family. Brodsky has had solo exhibitions in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, New York, Rotterdam, Montevideo, Rome, Caracas, and Amsterdam. Brodsky runs Latinstock, a premier photo agency in Latin America.

November 28: Gail Albert Halaban
Gail Albert Halaban is a fine-art and commercial photographer based in New York City. Walking the line between public and private life through her series Out My Window, Halaban gives viewers a peek into the lives of strangers. Halaban has exhibited internationally, including New York, Germany, and Tokyo among others. Gail Albert Halaban is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York.

December 5: Christian Patterson
Christian Patterson is a Brooklyn-based photographer. His acclaimed series Redheaded Peckerwood is loosely based on the 1950s killing spree of Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate. The monograph was awarded the 2012 Recontres d’'Arles Author Book Award among other prestigious awards. Prior to Redheaded Peckerwood, Patterson worked under William Eggleston. He is represented by Rose Gallery (Santa Monica) and Robert Morat (Hamburg/Berlin).

December 12: Steve McCurry
Steve McCurry is a Magnum photographer who has worked for National Geographic for over 20 years. His career took off when he began documenting the conflict in Afghanistan before the Russian invasion. McCurry is a truly international artist having shot in Cambodia, Beirut, India, Iraq, and former Yugoslavia among countless others. He has many honors to his name including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, Magazine Photographer of the Year, and four first prizes in the World Press Photo Contest.

December 19: Marc Asnin
Marc Asnin has been a documentary photographer for over 30 years. His award-winning reportage has included photo-essays on American skinheads, horse-racing, as well as a decades-long project photographing his uncle's experience of mental illness, drug addiction, and isolation.

Due to professional obligations, lecture dates may change without notice. For more information, please call 212.857.0001.

This program is supported by the American Society of Media Photographers and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.