John Willis lecture Honoring the Water Protectors

Date

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Time

8:00 pm

Location

New England Building 105-Lecture/Seminar Room

Guest photographer John Willis will deliver a lecture on his most recent body of work - Mni Wiconi, Honoring the Water Protectors - which documents the resistance movement at Oceti Sakowin (“Seven Council Fires”) Camp in North Dakota led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Following the lecture, Willis will have a Q&A sessions followed by a critique of student photography.
Bio: John Willis is a photographer and educator working in Vermont. He currently teaches photography at Marlboro College and is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of In-Sight Photography Project, provides photography courses to young photographers in Brattleboro, VT, regardless of their abilities to pay. Willis takes a documentary approach to photography and his bodies of work include projects on economic inequality, his family, and the Oglala Lakota Sioux People.
Sponsoring Org: PHOCUS, Vassar’s Student Photography Org

Contact
Mary Cassandra (Cassie) Jain

Department
PHOCUS