Frame 37: "Women in Photography" discussion


Frame 37: "Women in Photography" discussion
“A Dangerous Dialogue between Four Guys, Five Women and You” at the Allentown Art Museum
Third Thursday, March 15, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Four art activists from Allentown’s Frame 37 photography consortium have invited five women photographers to join them March 15 at the Allentown Art Museum for a “dangerous dialogue” about photography. This second in a series of conversations, led by a group of noted photographic artists from the Lehigh Valley, will offer experience and dialogue about photography “like you have never heard before.”

“You will hear the humanity of the artists in honest discussion with the audience and nine extraordinary photographers,” says Theo Anderson, an Allentown-based artist who will take part in the conversation. Photography is “much more than a selfie,” Anderson adds. The other members of Frame 37 are photographers Luke Wynne and Ed Eckstein and photo historian Chris Karfakis.

The five award-winning women photographers who will be joining the group for the 'Women in Photography' panel are Judith Ross, Susan Bank, Lydia Panas, Tracie Van Auken and Sharon Wohlmuth.

Left: Judith Ross, untitled (Eurana Park, Weatherly, PA), 1982
Right: Susan Bank, Guillermo at the Cockfight, 2003

This second in a series of Frame 37 conversations will offer a unique experience for Museum visitors to take part in a dialogue about photography and to hear the photographers’ perspectives and their artistic observations. It is part of the Museum’s Year of Photography which includes the current exhibit Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment which is on display until April 8 and offers stunning work from eleven photojournalists who have produced outstanding work for National Geographic magazine.

Left: Lydia Panas, Casey, from the series Sleeping Beauty, 2017
Right: Tracie Van Auken, March 8, 2017--International Women's Day Demonstration, 2017


“We are offering a dialogue with the audience. Our goal is dialogue and to present you with nine extraordinary photographers--photography but also life experiences,” Anderson said.

The March 15th dialogue with these accomplished artists defines the Museum’s commitment to bring together and support opportunities for the community to connect face-to-face with noted artists, to better understand their social and cultural expressions and to exchange ideas and views that reflect the diverse nature of our world.

Frame 37 members Luke Wynne, Theo Anderson, Chris Karfakis and Ed Eckstein