FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 at 7pm.
Please join us for a conversation between Stephen Hilger and Thomas Roma, Friday, November 18, at 7 pm. The discussion will center on Stephen Hilger’s work in the group exhibition An Introduction at Transmitter and his new book Back of Town published by SPQR Editions. Following the talk there will be a book signing for Back of Town.
Stephen Hilger is a photographer based in Brooklyn. He has shown widely in the U.S. and abroad including exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, LA Contemporary Exhibitions, and the Muse Center for Photography and the Moving Image. His work is in the permanent collection of LA County Museum of art and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Hilger chronicled Lower Mid-City, a historic New Orleans neighborhood, as it faced demolition and erasure between 2009–2012. A book reflecting on the disappearing neighborhood, entitled, Back of Town, will be published by SPQR Editions in Oct. 2016. He received BA and MFA degrees from Columbia University and has participated in the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program. Hilger writes about photography and contemporary art and curates exhibitions, including solo shows of Lee Friedlander and Andy Warhol. He teaches at Pratt Institute where he is the Chair of the Photography Department.
Thomas Roma is a photographer, educator and publisher living in Brooklyn, NY. Roma’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography as well as published in fifteen monographs including his most recent powerHouse book Plato’s Dogs, a show of which will be opening at the Steven Kasher Gallery on Thursday, November 3rd. For the last twenty years he has served as the Director of the Photography Program at Columbia University, and has recently founded SPQR Editions.