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Living Shrines of Uyghur China

Phototalk & Booklaunch

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
7:00 PM–8:15 PM

Lisa Ross celebrates the publication of her book, Living Shrines of Uyghur China, (MonacelliPress, Feb. 5, 2013) and the opening of her exhibition of photographs with a talk with Rubin Museum curator of photography Beth Citron.
“Lisa Ross is a hunter and gatherer of rare grace. With the patience and resolve of a true pilgrim, she travels to impossible places and captures ephemeral notions (such as prayer, history, isolation, migration, hope, grief, longing, etc.). These notions, she transforms with a quiet alchemy into photographs that inhabit the viewer’s mind and soul forever. Quite simply, my admiration for this work has no bounds.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

About the Artist

Lisa Ross isa Brooklyn born artist and educator based in New York City. Her photographs,and video works have been part of numerous group and solo exhibitionsin Europe,North Africa and the US. In 2012, the University of California, Berkeleysponsored an exhibition of her work and she had a residency in Baku, Azerbaijanmade possible by a grant through The CICRP European Cultural Capital,Marseilles, France.Her book, Living Shrines of Uyghur China, is to be published by the MonacelliPress, on February 5, 2013.