Presentation | September 13 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Elaine Yau, who organized the exhibition Dennis Feldman: Photographs, places Feldmans work in the context of the social documentary practices of his mentors Walker Evans and Robert Frank, and focuses on Feldmans distinctive approach to mass media images of the 1970s.
Yau is Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at BAMPFA. She specializes in modern art in the United States with an emphasis on folklore, race and representation, and intersections between vernacular culture and histories of modernism. She has written for the journal Panorama and has an essay forthcoming in Routledges Companion to African American Art History.