June 20, 2020
Curator Peggy Sue Amison on her work organizing exhibitions, publications, and educational programs focused on artists who engage with social, cultural, and political issues through photography
Amison will present a brief introduction to her current project, “In Transit,” a group exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork Ireland that focuses on the “tentative, limbo-like experience of living between different cultures, exploring the stories of immigrants who traverse the no-man’s land that exists between home and hope.”
Following her presentation, she will be joined by Steven Evans to discuss the shared relationships between the themes and ideas explored in “In Transit,” and those in the FotoFest Biennial 2020 central exhibition “African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other,” curated by Mark Sealy.
Creative Conversations/digital brings together artists, creatives, and online audiences for an in-depth conversation on social, cultural, and aesthetic issues in relation to creative praxis. Each program will be composed of a moderated conversation and a live Q&A with the online audience.
This event will be broadcast on Zoom and YouTube.
Register to watch live and interact via Zoom, or watch live on FotoFest’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/FotoFestIntl.
A Q&A with the audience will conclude the event. Questions for the Q&A will be collected live via Zoom’s audio stream and YouTube’s comment function.
About the Participants
Peggy Sue Amison is the Artistic Director of East Wing in Doha, Qatar. Amison has a long history of collaborating with numerous emerging and established international photographers, festivals, and publications. As the artistic director of East Wing, a platform for international photography, she supports the development of new and innovative photography. She has curated exhibitions in cities across Europe, the United States, and China and has written for photographic publications and multiple artist catalogues. Amison is a founding board member for Belfast Photo Festival, Northern Ireland and is the former artistic director of Sirius Arts Centre in Cork, Ireland. Originally from the United States, Amison currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.