Four art activists from Allentown’s Frame 37 photography consortium have invited five women photographers to join them March 15at the Allentown Art Museum for a “dangerous dialogue” about photography. This second in a series of conversations, led by a group of noted photographic artists from the Lehigh Valley, will offer experience and dialogue about photography “like you have never heard before.”
“You will hear the humanity of the artists in honest discussion with the audience and nine extraordinary photographers,” says Theo Anderson, an Allentown-based artist who will take part in the conversation. Photography is “much more than a selfie,” Anderson adds. The other members of Frame 37 are photographers Luke Wynne and Ed Eckstein and photo historian Chris Karfakis.
The five award-winning women photographers who will be joining the group for the 'Women in Photography' panel are Judith Ross, Susan Bank, Lydia Panas, Tracie Van Auken and Sharon Wohlmuth.
This second in a series of Frame 37 conversations will offer a unique experience for Museum visitors to take part in a dialogue about photography and to hear the photographers’ perspectives and their artistic observations. It is part of the Museum’s Year of Photography which includes the current exhibit Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment which is on display until April 8 and offers stunning work from eleven photojournalists who have produced outstanding work for National Geographic magazine.
“We are offering a dialogue with the audience. Our goal is dialogue and to present you with nine extraordinary photographers--photography but also life experiences,” Anderson said.
The March 15th dialogue with these accomplished artists defines the Museum’s commitment to bring together and support opportunities for the community to connect face-to-face with noted artists, to better understand their social and cultural expressions and to exchange ideas and views that reflect the diverse nature of our world.