Talks

Street Photo Milano 2019, May 16-19 by Chris Suspect

Corso Venezia, Milano, Italy | © 2019 Chris Suspect

This May 16-19 I will be in Milan, Italy as a featured presenter during Street Photo Milano. The focus of my lecture will be on several of my black and white projects over the years, including Gratuity Included, Faith and Suspect Device.

Gratuity Included is a 7 plus year project that explores the party lives of millennials around the globe. It’s a raucous look at how young adults socialize in the digital age.

Faith is a year-long deep dive into a group of gay African Americans in Washington DC that have empowered themselves to create their own social and religious community in the face of racial, homophobic and religious discrimination.

And, Suspect Device is my personal four-year-long look into the punk and hardcore music scene in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

I will be speaking at 5 p.m. of Friday, May 17 at BASE Milano, Via Bergognone 34, 20144 Milano.

Other presenters include Matt Stuart, Jacob Are Sobol, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Eléonore Simon, Fulvio Bugani, Michael 'Monty' May, and many more.

StreetFoto San Francisco 2019 - Lecture, Judge and More by Chris Suspect

The Trump Inauguration, 7th and D Sts., NW, DC | © 2019 Chris Suspect

I am very excited to announce that I will be going to StreetFoto San Francisco this year to present a lecture on my Gratuity Included project. In addition I am also one of the judges for their annual international singles and series competitions and I will be officiating this year’s cage match - a last minute competition where photographers submit images to be judged live on stage in front of an audience.

StreetFoto goes from June 3-9 and will be at the Harvey Milk Photo Center. Other guests include Richard Kalvar, Matt Stuart, Barry Talis, Roza Vulf, Jack Simon and many more. Deadline for the awards competitions is April 28.

From the Streets of Washington - Panel Discussion at Gallery O on H by Chris Suspect

Audience at Gallery O on H, January 26, 2019 | © 2019 Chris Suspect

Yesterday I had the great honor of being on a panel discussion entitled “From the Streets of Washington” at Gallery O on H in Washington, DC, that was in conjunction with artist Michael Horsley’s exhibit "House of Champions" that depicts Horsley's vintage images of Washington DC primarily taken during the 1980s.

The panel was moderated Michael Horsley and consisted of me, Cynthia Connolly and Carolyn Toye. We talked about many things, including gentrification, the DC punk scene, the photographic process, how to get your work out there, Carolyn Toye’s new book The DC I See: Art of a Vanishing City, and much more. As you can see from the image above it was a packed house.

I was able to record the discussion and you can listen to it below. It is quite long (1 hour and 50 min) so I recommend using the download link to put it on your mobile device and listen at your leisure.

"From the Streets of Washington" at Gallery O on H in Washington, DC by Chris Suspect

K Street, NW, Washington, DC 2013 | © 2019 Chris Suspect

On Saturday, January 26th from 1-3 pm I will be participating in a panel discussion at Gallery O on H's event "From the Streets of Washington" at which I will talk about how working in and around the city of Washington DC has influenced my body of work and photographic practice. Moderated by Jeff Krulik, I will be joined by Cynthia ConnollyMichael Horsley and Carolyn Toye. The panel is in support of the current exhibit "House of Champions" which depicts Horsley's vintage images of Washington DC primarily taken during the 1980s. There will be a wine and artist meet and greet to follow. It would be great to see you there!