The 2021 Medium Festival of Photography presents a lecture by Farrah Karapetian, who discusses her photographic practice in a larger historical context. Known for her cameraless photographs, which derive from sculptures and performance, Karapetian is driven by the narratives of her subjects and the desire to make them agents of their own representation.
Link here to register for the lecture, given on Sunday, March 7 at 10:00 AM (PST)
Part of a generation of prominent artists whose work rematerializes photography, her creative practice turns the act of reproduction into one of production. Karapetian is currently working on re-embodying the Nardal sisters and their Paris salon between the World Wars, a project that has taken the artist into the practice of screenwriting as much as the political affects of black Surrealism in the Caribbean.
Medium is an annual photography festival in San Diego, CA celebrating boundary-pushing artists of our time. Medium is the only photo festival in the U.S. that offers tours to Latin America and grants for Latin American artists. From March 3-13, 2021 there is a series of workshops, a renowned portfolio review, the annual Northern Exposure exhibition, and a series of virtual artist lectures & public conversations by renowned contemporary artists of our time, including Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Han Nguyen, Abdul Aziz, and Fatemah Baigmoradi.