Joan Liftin

Photographer, editor, and educator
 
Location: New York City
Nationality: American
Biography: Joan Liftin has worked as a photographer, photo book editor and teacher for many years. She is the author of three photo books Drive-Ins (2004), Marseille (2015) and Water For Tears (2018). Liftin was... MORE
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May 14, 2018
Tuesday, May 15th 7:00PM
Lecture, book presentation and signing with Photographer & Editor 

Joan Liftin's third monograph, Water for Tears, is a lyrical memoir. The book is about family and trips, about running away and coming back, short texts and photographs about pleasure in the newness of everyday life. There are layered images from everywhere, like the blind woman feeling her way by a timeworn splattered wall in Mexico or the teenage boys posing with a head of Reagan in the Soviet Union in 1988, while the darkest ones are from the American South's brutality during the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement. Her observations are mysterious, sensuous and often very funny. At the heart of the book is a tender farewell to her life with Charlie, photographer Charles Harbutt. 

Penumbra Foundation
36 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
Time: 7pm. 
Tickets $12. Students Free.


Special Event with Joan Liftin
Tuesday, May 15th 7:00PM Lecture, book presentation and signing with Photographer & Editor        JOAN LIFTIN: WATER FOR TEARS           Any changes to the program will be announced online. All lectures and other events are held...

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