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Online Program

Online Lecture: Alice Austen — The Story of a Hidden Iconoclast

Program No. 24607RJ
Join us on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about Staten Island photographer Alice Austen.
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At a Glance

Among America's earliest, most prolific but little-known female photographers, Alice Austen (1866 – 1952) captured about 7,000 images just as New York City segued from the 19th into the 20th Century. Her photos also capture the lost rural idyll of her native Staten Island as it was drawn closer into the metropolis upon its consolidation with New York. As with many creative women of her time, Alice Austen paid a dear price for her flouting of societal expectations. Today, her photographs are freshly relevant. Her lens chronicled class, immigration, income inequality, gender roles and sexuality in ways poignant, playful and intimate.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

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