Photo by Amy Stein

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 21st, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is hosting a free lecture with photographer Amy Stein on Saturday, May 21st from 6:00 – 7:00pm. The recipient of numerous awards, Amy Stein focuses her work on our ever-evolving isolation from our community, culture and environment. For the Stranded series, Amy Stein has travelled the United States by car to find people caught in-between freedom and survival at the side of the road. The resulting photographs describe a nation under duress and in transition. In many ways the work speaks to the ability to interact with strangers and also acts as a document regarding a very specific climate in American history. Images from the Stranded series are included in PPAC’s current exhibition East of Eden, running until May 21, 2011.

Amy Stein is a photographer and teacher based in New York City. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally and her work is featured in many private and public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Nevada Museum of Art, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the West Collection. Amy’s first book, Domesticated, was released in fall 2008. It won the best book award at the 2008 New York Photo Festival. Amy was raised in Washington, DC, and Karachi, Pakistan. She holds a BS in Political Science from James Madison University and a MS in Political Science from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In 2006, Amy received her MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is represented by Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco, ClampArt in New York, and Pool Gallery in Berlin.

This event is part of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center free lecture series by visiting contemporary artists. Lectures are open to the public and serve the educational purpose of cultivating an active dialogue about photography.