F104 Winter 2019 Women in Focus: Four American Photographers
Tuesdays, 2:15–3:40, Jan. 22–Feb. 12
Instructors: Angie Talaber, Dave Talaber
Please join OLLI in celebrating the lives and artistry of Dorothea Lange, Annie Leibovitz, Sally Mann, and Vivian Maier. We will view four documentary films.
Angie and Dave Talaber
- Jan. 22: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning. In this film, we see more than 50 years of 20th-century America as viewed by Dorothea Lange. Lange is best known for her powerful images from the Great Depression, especially Migrant Mother (1936).
- Jan. 29: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens. Directed by her sister Barbara Leibovitz, this film depicts the key phases of the artist’s life and work, including her childhood, the 1960s, her work for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, as well as her significant personal relationships. The film includes interviews with her most famous subjects, mentors, and colleagues commenting on her evolution as an influential visual artist.
- Feb. 5: What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann. Sally Mann’s work challenges viewers’ values and moral attitudes. Her first important work, Immediate Family (1992), is a series of complex and enigmatic pictures of her three children. What Remains documents the photography and life of Sally Mann at her Virginia farm home.
- Feb. 12: Finding Vivian Maier: Who was Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier began as a nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were not seen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has sought to focus attention on this prolific photographer. Maier’s life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and the people who thought they knew her.
are co-coordinators of the OLLI Photography Club and enthusiastic amateur photographers. Their interests are as diverse as 19th-century alternative photographic processes, classic 20th-century photo-journalism, traditional silver gelatin film processing, printing, and camera collecting. Their favorite photo subject is the city they both love—Paris.