Lunch and Learn: Socially Engaged Art with the Dammeyer Fellow

Dammeyer Fellow Anahid Ghorbani MFA ’17 will discuss the role and responsibilities of socially engaged art.

As part of Columbia’s Lunch and Learn series, Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues Fellow Anahid Ghorbani MFA ’17 will discuss “socially engaged art and the power of engagement and healing for immigrant and refugee women” with Photography Professor Judy Natal, Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Creative Writing Professor Matthew Shenoda, and several staff members from Heartland Alliance.

Ghorbani, who was born in Iran, uses her photography to document the narratives of marginalized people. Responding to the Trump administration’s recent immigration policies, Ghorbani's project focuses “on immigrant rights by creating visual narratives of immigrant women in Chicago.”

Judy Natal's works have been exhibited internationally, and she has received grants and fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the New York Foundation for the Arts, among others. Matthew Shenoda is a founding editor of the African Poetry Book Fund and has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and his work has received support from the California Arts Council and the Lannan Foundation, among others.

Lunch and Learn: Socially Engaged Art with the Dammeyer Fellow
Tuesday, March 6
12-1:30 p.m.
600 S. Michigan Ave.
8th Floor