Ansel Adams: Contemporary Artist Panel 

A truck restoring a Pacific coast beach

Lucas Foglia (American, b. 1983), Beach Restoration after El Niño Waves, 2016. Inkjet print, Framed: 34 7/8 x 44 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (88.583 x 113.983 x 5.398 cm). Courtesy of the Artist and Fredericks & Freiser, NY. © Lucas Foglia. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Join us for a panel featuring Ansel Adams in Our Time artists Binh Danh, Lucas Foglia, and Meghann Riepenhoff, and hear about their photography practices and processes. This conversation will be facilitated by Karen Haas, Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

Artist book signings will follow the panel. Books will be available for purchase through our museum store.

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About the speakers

Binh Danh reconfigures traditional photographic techniques and processes in unconventional ways to delve into the connection between history, identity, and place. Danh is noted for his contemporary daguerreotypes of national parks. Their reflective surfaces enable people of all backgrounds to see themselves as a part of the beauty of the American landscape. His work has been collected by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Gallery of Art, Washington; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the San Jose Museum of Art, among others. He is an associate professor of art at San José State University.

Lucas Foglia (b. 1983) is a fine art photographer engaged in environmental activism. His photographs of people in nature are hyperreal, lyrical, and often inexplicable. He received his BFA from Brown University in 2005 and MFA from Yale University in 2010. He has numerous international publications, including four monographs: A Natural Order, Frontcountry, Human Nature, and Summer After. Foglia has had over 30 solo exhibitions at galleries, festivals, and museums, including Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago. His prints and public installations are represented by Fredericks & Freiser Gallery in New York, Micamera in Milan, and Michael Hoppen Gallery in London.

Meghann Riepenhoff lives on the west coast of the US and works collaboratively with the environment, often with waves, rain, and ice. She has been exhibited by the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Denver Art Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Yossi Milo Gallery, Fraenkel Gallery, Jackson Fine Art, Haines Gallery, The New York Public Library, C/O Berlin, and the Aperture Foundation, among others. Publications include ArtForum, The New York Times, Time Magazine Lightbox, The Guardian, Foam, Oprah Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, and Wired Magazine. Collections include the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Harvard Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Riepenhoff recently published her second monograph Ice with Radius Books and Yossi Milo.

Karen Haas has been the Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 2001, where she is responsible for a large collection of photographs by American modernists, Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Imogen Cunningham. The Lane Collection, which has recently been given to the Museum, numbers more than 6,000 prints and ranges across the entire history of western photography. Before coming to the MFA, Boston she received her MA from Boston University and held various curatorial positions in museums and private collections, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Boston University Art Gallery, and the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover. Her recent activities include exhibitions, Make Believe; Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott; Edward Weston: Leaves of Grass; and Bruce Davidson: East 100th Street; and publications, An Enduring Vision: Photographs from the Lane Collection; MFA Highlights: Photography; Ansel Adams; and The Photography of Charles Sheeler: American Modernist.

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Free. Seating is limited and unassigned. Program tickets are distributed on a first-come first-served basis in front of the Koret Auditorium an hour before the conversation begins. This does not include admission to the exhibition. 

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