4:00 – 5:00pm | Saturday 9/28

Artist Talk: Sara Naomí Lewkowicz

in conversation with Donna Ferrato

Presented by: FotoVisura

Sara Naomí Lewkowicz, a graduate student studying photojournalism at Ohio University, began photographing Shane and Maggie in September of 2012. She had set out to document the difficulties Shane faced as a convicted felon trying to rebuild his life. One night, after several months of intermittently documenting the couple, the mounting tensions in their relationship exploded into violence, which Sara documented. During this artist talk, Sara will walk the audience through the events of the evening and her experience that transitioned her life and career from a student to a photojournalist and advocate against domestic abuse.

Sara will go on to talk about how the photos have impacted her life as a female photojournalist and student. She will address her new goal to develop an educational/training program that police departments, victims’ advocacy organizations and battered women’s shelters can use, as well as, her interest in documenting a variety of issues, particularly those that center on gender and sexuality. Finally, during a Q&A period moderated by Donna Ferrato, Sara will discuss domestic violence and the role that visual and social media.

This presentation will take place in the Photoville Talk Area – located at the storefront of One Brooklyn Bridge Park at 360 Furman St Brooklyn, NY 11201.

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FotoVisura, Inc. is a creative firm dedicated to publishing, production, design, consulting and online media in photography. Sponsored by the Viso Lizardi family, FotoVisura Inc. produces The FotoVisura Pavilion since 2009—a physical space dedicated to online and physical exhibitions, panel discussions and artist talks on photography to support and promote the work of students, alumni, emerging and professional photographers worldwide.

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