Leica Lounge with Ashley Sebok | Thurs, May 4, 2017 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Join us in the Leica Lounge on Thursday, May 4, 2017 with photographer Ashley Sebok. Ashley will give a presentation on Tableau Photography.
Says Sebok, "A tableau vivant is a French phrase meaning “living picture." Traditionally we use photographs to purely document a time or event. With the tableau image we can carefully create our own narrative to express ideas, themes, and even shed light to issues within or amongst us all. With this genre of photography, the camera is specific to the work. The artist is consciously using the medium to express the concept. Predetermined framing, composition, props, and actors allow for these structured scenes. Through the works of Carrie Mae Weems, Phillip Lorca DiCorcia, and a few selections of my own we will explore this provocative yet informative genre."
The Leica Lounge is a lecture series hosted by Leica Store Miami which features presentations by local photographers, editors, gallerists and educators. Held monthly, these free events are designed to create and inspire the local photography community through sharing images and exchanging ideas.
The Leica Lounge is kindly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Participants will be able to sample some of their amazing craft beers during the event. Brooklyn Brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, producing a portfolio of traditional and experimental beers sure to impress any beer drinker.
Ashley Sebok was born in The Hague, Netherlands, and raised in Miami. As the only child to a Dutch father and Liberian mother, Ashley’s cultural heritage continues to be a defining part of her personal and artistic journey, informing her process and practice. Ashley discovered her love for film and photography while on a semester abroad in India during her senior year of high school, which resulted in a strong portfolio that earned her a full scholarship to Parsons the New School for Design in New York, with opportunities to study in Paris and Beijing. Since graduation, Ashley focuses her artistic practice on photography, film, and video installation, exploring intersectionality, cultural identity, family, and femininity.