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Photo: Eugene Richards, A firefighter sits alone in the rubble, World Trade Center site, New York, 2001 / 2016, from “Stepping Through the Ashes.

Online Talk: Michelle Dunn Marsh, Seeing Being Seen
Tuesday, March 16, 4:00-5:00pm
Free for members, $10 for non-members
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Michelle Dunn Marsh will share photographs and excerpts from her memoir Seeing Being Seen: A Personal History of Photography, celebrating many of the incredible photographers—including Carrie Mae Weems, Jeff Dunas, Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Sylvia Plachy, Catherine Chalmers, William Christenberry and others—she has had the privilege of working with, along with some of the life lessons she has picked up over the last twenty-five years as a bi-coastal fan of, and advocate for, the photographic medium. Purchase Book >

Michelle Dunn Marsh (b. 1973, Seattle, of Burmese and Irish descent) is a first-generation American who has occupied executive and creative roles in photography and publishing for over 25 years. She conceived and co-founded Minor Matters, a collaborative publishing platform, in 2013. With the active participation of its audience, it has successfully produced over twenty hardcover books, and independently sold them throughout the United States and around the world. In 2020 she and Steve McIntyre (her partner in Minor Matters) launched Book Pitch, a consulting service for aspiring visual authors.

As Executive Director at Photographic Center Northwest from 2013–2019, she led a staff of twelve in managing an accredited education program and publicly-accessible exhibition space. She also curated select exhibitions there, including All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, (New York, Seattle, and Ellensburg, 2018); Jun Ahn: On The Verge (2018); Eugene Richards: Enduring Freedom (2016), and Terminal: On Mortality and Beauty (2015), among others.

Dunn Marsh spent fifteen years in various roles with the non-profit publisher Aperture Foundation, New York; was senior editor of art+design at Chronicle Books in San Francisco; and has worked in a freelance or consulting capacity with over twenty publishers, museums, and cultural institutions on books or public programming. Previously a tenured professor in graphic design at Seattle Central College, she has lectured at Parsons/The New School, Yale University, YoungArts in Miami, The Seagull School for Publishing in Calcutta, and PhotoIreland, among others. She holds a BA from Bard College, and an MS in Publishing from Pace University.

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