october, 2020

04oct12:00 pm2:00 pmHeirlooms/Evidence: A Workshop on WhitenessPresented by Jessica Bal, Alexis Lambrou, and Sarah Winter

Homestead - Heirlooms/Evidence: A Workshop on Whiteness

Event Details

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What does responsible ownership and exploration of whiteness look like?

Heirlooms/Evidence is an archival workshop in which we collect and reflect on personal objects and images that represent lineages of privilege in North America. These items act as a sort of physical evidence—as well as a concrete place for starting a dialogue and intentionally exploring identity.

Participants will be guided through a series of conversations and hands-on activities that begin to unpack the ways in which our whiteness and privilege function in the world, and in our practice as media-makers. Heirlooms/Evidence invites participants to examine what we have inherited, and to rethink and shift the nature of what we pass on.

We believe that addressing the inequities in our industry requires engaging more honestly and deeply with our identities and biases as image-makers, and hope this workshop can provide a grounding, critical lens that makes whiteness more visible.

Our Online Workshops are proudly supported by our partners PhotoWings with additional contribution by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.

Featuring: Jessica Bal, Alexis Lambrou, and Sarah Winter


Jessica Bal

Jessica is a documentary artist and media educator passionate about projects that involve cross-disciplinary collaboration, deep community engagement, and reciprocal approaches to storytelling. Her current projects explore womxn’s identities and ambitions, as well as histories of privilege and whiteness in the United States. Jessica’s work has been supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation, Magnum Foundation, The Polis Project, and Fledgling Fund, and published in The New York Times, BuzzFeed News, VICE, The Miami Herald, Narratively, and others. She coordinates education programming for Photoville, and has taught photography to graduate students, as well as middle and high school students in New York City. She also manages the digital archive of photographer Susan Meiselas. Jessica received her master’s degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, and holds a B.A. in English and Art History from Tufts University. Website: www.jessicabal.com

Alexis Lambrou

Alexis is an arts educator and New York City public school teacher. She has taught visual and media literacy, digital photography, and alternative processes at Bard High School Early College, Sarah Lawrence College’s Social Justice Collective, the New York Public Library, the International Center of Photography, Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School, New York City’s Parks and Rec Centers, Photoville, and the Sioux YMCA. She is the former program manager of Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Fellowship. She earned her MA in Art + Education from New York University, and her BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Website: www.alexislambrou.com

Sarah Winter

Sarah is an arts educator currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from Minneapolis, she formerly worked in education and interactive media at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where she worked on in-gallery digital storytelling inter-actives, and the early iterations of the Museums As Sites for Social Action (MASS Action) initiative. Before moving to New York, Sarah worked as the community engagement and educational programming coordinator at a nonprofit located in Eugene, Oregon focused on arts accessibility and environmental sustainability. Sarah received her master’s degree in Art, Education + Community Practice from New York University, and holds a BA in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.




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