Internationally Known Photo Critic A.D. Coleman to Lecture at Colorado State University April 14

Colorado State University will host a lecture on April 14 by A.D. Coleman, an internationally known writer on photography, visual culture and new digital media.

Coleman is considered by many to be the dean of U.S. photo critics, according to "Art and Collector" magazine. His talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theatre on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Coleman’s visit will run in conjunction with an exhibition of photography by one of Russia’s best known contemporary photographers, Igor Moukhin. The Moukhin exhibition will run March 22-April 30 in the Hatton Gallery.  

Since 1967, Coleman’s essays have been read widely by a general audience in numerous publications including the "Village Voice," the "New York Times," "ARTnews," "Photo Metro," European Photography" and "Art in America." His articles also appear frequently in scholarly journals including "Artforum," "Impact of Science on Society" and "The Journal of Mass Media Ethics." His work as a critic has been translated into 19 languages and published in 26 countries.

Coleman is the author of several books on photography including "Tarnished Silver: After the Photo Boom," "The Digital Evolution: Photography in the Electronic Age" and "Depth of Field: Essays on Photography, Mass Media and Lens Culture." The recipient of many honors, Coleman’s 1995 book, "Critical Focus: Photography in the International Image Community," was awarded the Infinity Award for Writing on Photography from the International Center of Photography.

Other awards and honors include receiving the first Art Critic’s Fellowship ever awarded in photography by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1976, a Logan Grant in Support of New Writing on Photography in 1990 and a major Hasselblad Foundation Grant in 1991. Coleman also was a J. Paul Getty Museum Guest Scholar in 1993 and a Fulbright Senior Scholar in 1994.

Coleman’s visit to campus is part of the Critic and Artist Residency Series. His visit is made possible by the FUNd at Colorado State University.

The Hatton Gallery is located in the Visual Arts Building on the Colorado State campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visitor parking is available at the Z parking lot located on Meridian Avenue and Pitkin Street. Parking for evening events is free.

For more information, call (970) 491-1989.