Photographer Thomas Roma
Presents Slide Lecture on Recent Work Nov. 5
N.J. -- Internationally acclaimed photographer Thomas Roma, a professor
and director of the undergraduate and graduate Photography Program
at Columbia University School of the Arts, will present a visual
and poetic journey of 1950s northern New Jersey in his talk, "Recent
Works: Photography Through the Lens of Thomas Roma," on
Thursday, Nov. 5 at 12 noon at Mercer County Community College.
Free and open to the public, his presentation is part of MCCC's
Distinguished Lecture Series. It will take place on the college's
Windsor campus in the Communications Building, CM 110, 1200
Old Trenton Road.
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talk will begin with a brief overview of past projects, but will concentrate
on his latest publication, House Calls with William Carlos Williams,
MD (with an accompanying text by Dr. Robert Coles), which was released
last September by powerhouse Books, Inc. He will also discuss his soon-to-be
released book, Dear Knights and Dark Horses, a visual exploration
of the transition from childhood fantasy to soldier.
Twice the recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships, Thomas Roma's work has
appeared in one-person and group exhibitions internationally, including
one-person shows with accompanying books at the Museum of Modern Art and
the International Center of Photography in NewYork. He has photographed
extensively in his native Brooklyn, narrating scenes from churches, subways,
and everyday life.
Roma's monographs include: Come Sunday (with an introduction by Henry
Louis Gates, Jr.); Found in Brooklyn (with an introduction by Dr. Robert
Coles); Sunset Park, Higher Ground (with an introduction by Ian Frazier);
Enduring Justice (with an introduction by Norman Mailer); Show & Tell,
Sanctuary (with and introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.); Sicilian
Passage, In Prison Air (with an introduction by John Szarkowski); and
On Three Pillars (with text by Phillip Lopate).
Roma has taught photography at Yale, Fordham, Cooper Union, and The School
of Visual Arts. In 1996, he became the director of the Photography Program
at Columbia. His work is featured in numerous collections, including The
Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art
Institute of Chicago, and The Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal.
learn more about the lectures at Mercer County Community College, click
here or call 609-570-3324.
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