Exhibition Reception: "Making is Taking: Consent in Photography"


Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

In established art circles, photographers often describe their work as “making” images, as opposed to “taking” pictures. While this language accurately describes artistic authorship, it can also allow photographers and viewers to sidestep questions about agency and consent with human subjects.

In this exhibition, curator and photographer Anna Rae presents the work of four Boston-area photographers, Atma, Kat Waterman, Lucas Hall, and Jaypix Belmer, who explore the role of consent in their portraits.

Photo credit: Lucas Hall, Lunar New Year, NYC, 2018