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Black Ice: Creating the Self

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February 11, 2023, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States

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A look into the process of award-winning St. Louis photographer Tiff J. Sutton. Sutton shares self-portraiture from her recent series Black Ice. Presenting an overview of her international residency, Sutton encapsulates her experience in Iceland with her body of work. Sutton will talk through her notions of identity and will discuss how she uses her body, photographed in nature, to find serenity and self-acceptance. Finally in this lecture, she will discuss how to find resources for artist opportunities.

Tiff J Sutton is a portrait photographer. Her work is characterized by the Black gaze, dual perceptions, and unique landscape; by placing Black femininity at the forefront; through complex, layered images, and introspective portraits. She has attended community colleges and Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Sutton has been featured in NPR and Humble Foundations Arts. Sutton has won the Black Women Photographers + Nikon Grant and was a resident at the Gullkistan Center for Creativity in Laugarvatn, Iceland in June 2022. She draws upon Black feminist thought to create abstracted portraits of Black women. She is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Admission: $10 Non-Members/Members Free

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