Interview with Michael Christopher Brown

July 30, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

This event will take place on Zoom. Click here for the livestream on Thursday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. 

In this online talk, curator Katherine Gass Stowe interviews photographer Michael Christopher Brown, whose current work documents the lives of people living on L.A.’s Skid Row, just minutes from Brown’s home. National Geographic recently published some images from the series, along with an article that Brown wrote about the project.

Raised in the Skagit Valley, a farming community in Washington State, Brown became known for his documentation of the Libyan Revolution. The resulting monograph, Libyan Sugar, won the 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation First Photo-book award and the 2017 International Center of Photography Infinity Artist Book award. Yo Soy Fidel, his book documenting Cubans observing Fidel Castro’s 2016 funeral procession, was exhibited during the 2018 Rencontres d’Arles. Brown is currently putting together a series of three books on the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Stowe is the curator of two current BMAC exhibits: Steven Kinder: 552,830, which features large-scale portraits of people experiencing homelessness, and Alison Wright: Grit and Grace, Women at Work, which features photographs of women working in some of the world’s most difficult conditions.