Penumbra Lecture Series

The Penumbra Foundation is proud to host our artist lecture program, the Penumbra Lecture Series. The series brings to life the work of featured photographers and other notable guest artists and scholars, offering a unique opportunity to engage with them in an intimate setting as they discuss their work and process.

Moderated by Harper’s Magazine art director Stacey D. Clarkson, the series is meant to be a platform for emerging and established artists, and consists of a variety of formats from moderated talks with one artist to interdisciplinary and panel discussions.

All lectures are held at Penumbra Foundation unless otherwise noted.

36 East 30th Street - New York, NY 10016

Upcoming Lectures

Next artist lecture to be announced...

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Previous Artist Lectures

2015 - Yola Monakhov Stockton, Tatiana Gulenkina, Stacy Renee Morrison, Joni Sternbach

2014 — Benjamin Lowy, Lisa Elmaleh, David J. Carol, Paris Visone, Eliot Dudik, Charlotte Dumas, Kate Breakey, Ben Busch, Tomas van Houtryve, Paolo Cirio, Thomas Allen, Robert Bowen, and Mike Slack

2013 — Robert A. Schaefer Jr., Harvey Stein, Julie Pochron, Lauren Henkin, and Harvey Wang

2012 — Sze Tsung Leong, Jerry Vezzuso, Ellen Wallenstein, Philip Levine & Andrew Moore, Ángel Franco, Michelle Bates, Amy Arbus, Ellen Susan, Jerry Spagnoli, and Philip Perkis

2011 — Joni Sternbach, Marcia Lippman, and Lori Nix

2010 — Dan Estabrook, Bryan Whitney, and Edward Fausty

Upcoming Events

October 15 - Open House

6:00 - 9:00 PM

You are invited to join us for Penumbra's Open House! Our whole building will be open for you, so come tour our facilities full of everything photo! There will be light food and drink - bring your friends and an appetite for alt pro!

Previous Events

Jazz Age Lawn Party - 2014- The Jazz Age Lawn Party is New York City’s original prohibition era inspired gathering. Hosted and conceived by Michael Arenella, the event started as a small gathering of perhaps fifty friends and fans. The event, initially produced by the island, was handed over to Michael in its third year to organize and grow. Under his watch, the event was carefully crafted and nurtured, becoming what is now referred to by The Wall Street Journal as, “the biggest (not to mention the cleanest and most family-oriented) regular event in the ‘Retro Noveau’ movement...”

Photoville — 2012, 2013, 2014 - New York City’s free premier photo destination produced by United Photo Industries is a modular venue built of/from re-purposed shipping containers. Combining photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections,

Image Object Exhibition and Symposium 2012— A collaboration between Cdags and the Penumbra Foundation in NYC, in the form of an exhibition and symposium. Entitled “Image Object," the juried exhibition showcased the forefront of contemporary daguerreotypy with the aim of propelling the genre forward in the art world.

Holga 30th Anniversary Exhibition 2012 — Penumbra Foundation hosted two exceptional photography exhibitions “Timeless” and “Transcend” celebrating Holga Cameras’ 30th anniversary curated and presented by Holga.