Photography lecture to discuss "Pigeon Hill" project

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Photographer Jeffrey A. Wolin revisits housing community for follow up photos 20 years later

The University of Tulsa School of Art will host photographer Jeffrey A. Wolin for an artist lecture on his latest body of work, “Pigeon Hill: Then and Now,” on Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. in room 211 of TU’s Phillips Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Wolin will discuss the portraits of people living in Crestmont Apartments, a subsidized housing community in Bloomington, Ind., known locally as “Pigeon Hill” or “The Hill.” The images are displayed alongside earlier portraits of the same subjects taken 20 years earlier. The apartment complex is a close-knit community that often houses several generations of families, many of whom experience cycles of poverty, substance abuse, crime or health issues.

Wolin is the Ruth N. Halls Professor of Photography at Indiana University. His photographs are on display in the permanent collections of several museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago and the New York Public Library. Wolin is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is represented by June Bateman Fine Art in New York and Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.

Aaron Higgins