Charles Arnold Lecture: Raymond Meeks
Raymond Meeks (Ohio 1963) has been recognized for his books and pictures centered on memory and place, the way in which a landscape can shape an individual and, in the abstract, how a place possesses you in its absence. He is delivering a talk as part of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences' Charles Arnold Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Carlson Auditorium (Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science).
Meeks' books have been described as a field or vertical plane for examining interior co-existences, as life moves in circles and moments and events — often years apart — unravel and overlap, informing new meanings. Meeks lives and works in the Hudson Valley (New York). His work is represented in private and public collections, with recent solo exhibitions at Casemore Gallery in San Francisco and Wouter van Leeuwen in Amsterdam.
Meeks is the sixth laureate of Immersion, a French-American photography commission sponsored by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. The resulting work, made in Calais, France, in 2022, is a book titled The Inhabitants (Mack, Autumn 2023), an image/text collaboration with the writer George Weld. Meeks is a 2020 recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography and was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2022.
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