photo talk

© Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times

Lots of photo-goodness in my hometown in the last 24 hours.

Today, Taryn Simon lectured about her past and present project work, in conjunction with a show curated by Lisa Hostetler at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Packed house, engaged audience and a brilliant artist. Last night, Barbara Davidson and Curtis Mann gave terrific gallery talks at the opening of Shutter, a group show at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Union Gallery curated by Andrea Avery. And at both events, the crowd was broader and more diverse than just the local photography community.