Faculty Forum: Lindsey Beal
Join Lindsey Beal, Critic in RISD’s Photography Department, to discuss research and work produced as part of her 2019-2021 Mellon Faculty Fellowship in the RISD Museum’s Prints, Drawing and Photography Department. Topics covered include the archive, parenthood, and work from the collection that influenced her photographic series, Feed, and an in-progress body of work, Home/Work, documenting the invisible or ignored items used in feeding and caring for infants and children.
Free. Registration required. An email with a Zoom link for the program will be sent to registrants.
Lindsey Beal is a photo-based artist in Providence, Rhode Island where she teaches at Rhode Island School of Design, and Massachusetts College of Art & Design. She combines research about historical and contemporary women’s lives with historical photographic processes; often including sculpture, papermaking, and artist books in her work. Inspired by the ways in which contemporary American society views women, she investigates how women lived in the past, drawing parallels and contrasts between women's lives then and now. Both through presentation and subject matter, she connects the viewer to the past and how it reflects today’s political and social culture. She connects her imagery to photographic history, how it was practiced, developed and presented by early photographers.
Beal’s work was featured in the New York Times, Slate France, BBC Mundo, New Scientist, and published in various textbooks and photography periodicals. She has shown at national museums, galleries & universities, including solo shows at the Vermont Center for Photography, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Danforth Art Museum, and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She was a Finalist for Photolucida's Critical Mass Top 200 in 2016 and 2018 and received a RISD Faculty Development Grant for Feed in 2019.
Image: Gorham Manufacturing Company, Rattle and Whistle, 1893, Gift of Kathy Field Malavasic, photographed by Lindsey Beal.