iting Artists hosted by the Art Department.
Hosted by the Art Department’s Class of 1960s Scholars, photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson came to Williams College on Tuesday, Feb. 25 2014, to talk about his work in the Middle East after his work was seen by Ann Lynch in Holly Edward’s Photography of the Middle East class.
Gilbertson is a photographer with the VII photo agency, best known for his photographs from Iraq, where he worked from 2002 through 2008. His work was published widely, and he won the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award from the Overseas Press Club in 2004 for his photographic reportage. Gilberton’s first book, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Iraq War (University of Chicago Press, 2007), is a photographic memoir of his time in Iraq. Since returning from Iraq, Gilbertson has been examining veterans’ issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide for Time Magazine, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The New York Times.
In 2007, Gilbertson began working on “Bedrooms of the Fallen,” a collection of photographs depicting the bedrooms of service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The series was published in The New York Times Magazine in 2011 and won the documentary photography National Magazine Award.
Gilbertson has shared his photography in exhibitions all over the world, including at Centre Georges-Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, and the Williams College Museum of Art.
The event is sponsored by the art history and studio art departments.
*more info to come on his visit to campus in the Fall 2013 semester