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Artist lecture with Leah Sobsey
Tuesday, April 14, 1:00-2:00pm (PST)
Free for CPA members / Limit 100
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Leah Sobsey will be discussing work from her current exhibition at The Center for Photographic Art as well as work from her monograph, Collections, released in 2016. Collections contains images of birds, herbaria, butterflies, artifacts, bones, and nests. The work is an exploration of our constantly evolving and increasingly intertwined relationship with nature and science. Leah’s work combines historical photographic process and current digital technology. Learn how she created her Swarm, on view at CPA, and discover her inspirations, ideas, and her working methods.

Leah Sobsey is an artist and Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She received her BA from Guilford College and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her art and anthropology background and her love of stories have become tools to artfully map and investigate her own history, and now that of others. Sobsey is interested in creating dialog between art and science and has spent the last decade-plus photographing specimens from National Park and University museum collections across the country as a way to understand climate change and species loss.

Sobsey works in 19th-century photographic processes combined with digital technology. She exhibits nationally in galleries, public spaces, and museums; her most recent installations were exhibited at The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, The Nasher Museum of Art, The Moss Center at Virginia Tech, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Fence Durham, the world’s largest photography public art exhibition in the world, and Rayko Photo Gallery in San Francisco, California, which also featured her first monograph, Collections, released in July 2016 by Daylight Books. Her work is held in private and public collections across the country including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Bill Gates-Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, Cassihaus, Duke University, Maine Media College, Rose Community Foundation Denver and many more.  Her images have appeared in New Yorker.com, the Paris Review Daily, Slate.com, Hyperallergic.com, The Telegraph and many more. Sobsey is the co-founder of the Visual History Collaborative and part of the documentary team that produced the best-selling Daylight Book, Bull City Summer published in 2013.

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