Courtesy Misha Friedman
This lecture is for those interested in examining the Why. Analytical photography is not about capturing events and facts, or even reactions to these events and facts, but rather it is about revealing causes, asking complex and difficult questions and answering them with photographs.
Photographer Misha Friedman was born in Moldova, which at the time was part of the Soviet Union. He immigrated to the United States in 1991, when he was 14, and currently lives in New York. Friedman has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in Russian and Post-Soviet studies. His photography has won numerous awards, including a grant from the Institute for Modern Russia to sponsor the series “Photo 51: Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?” which will be on exhibit at the Work Gallery (306 S. State) in May and June.
Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Co-presenter: Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series