Masterclass by Teju Cole
Saturday, Sep 17 @ 12:30–2:30 p.m.
The Contemporary Dayton
25 W 4th St., Dayton
In conjunction with the exhibition, The Co and University of Dayton partnered on a special program featuring Teju Cole who will teach a Masterclass on photography to a select group of students from Central State University, Sinclair Community College, Stivers School for the Arts, University of Dayton, and Wright State University on Saturday, September 17 at the Arcade Innovation Hub. Cole will study and critique photography and engage students in dialogue to seek out the potential of a deeper narrative.
Teju Cole is the author of the novel Open City, the novella Every Day Is for the Thief, the essay collection Known and Strange Things, and the book of text and images, Blind Spot. His honors include the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Windham Campbell Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His photography has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, and from 2015 to 2019 he wrote The New York Times Magazine column “On Photography,” which was shortlisted for a National Magazine Award. Cole was born in the U.S. and raised in Lagos.