Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7pm
Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff
$5 general admission, $3 for other students with ID
Q & A to follow the discussion.
Gerard H. Gaskin, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Hunter College in 1994. As a freelance photographer, his work is widely published in newspapers and magazines in the United States and abroad, including The New York Times, Newsday, Politiken, Black Enterprise, Ebony, King, Teen People, Caribbean Beat and Inc. Magazine. Additional clientele are record companies, including Island, Sony, Def Jam and Mercury records. Gaskin’s photographs have also been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the country and abroad including The Brooklyn Museum; The Queens Museum of Arts; Galvanize in Port of Spain, Trinidad; Goethe-Institute Accra, Accra, Ghana; and Imagenes Havana: Fototeca de Cuba Habana Vieja, Cuba. His work is represented in the permanent collections of The Museum of the City of New York and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. His work is also featured in the books and covers of books like Transparent (2007), Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch (2005) and Committed To The Image: Contemporary Black Photographers (2001). Gaskin’s has won many important awards, grants and residences in 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize, 2011 Woodstock Center of Photography Arts-In-Residence, 2010 Light Work’s Arts-in-Residence in Syracuse, NY. 2005 he won the Queen Council on the Arts Individual Artists Initiative Award and in 2002 he was awarded The New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship for Photography and was part of the Gordon Park’s 90 that brought together 90 of the top black photographers in United States to celebrate Gordon Park’s 90th Birthday. His website is www.gerardhgaskin.com.The School of Visual Arts Amphitheater
209 East 23rd Street (betw 2nd/3rd Ave), Third Floor
(please bring photo ID for building entry)?