OSU Libraries | OSU Home

From the Heart: The Photographs of Brian Lanker

January 14, 2016

The University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art presents From the Heart: The Photographs of Brian Lanker.

This exhibit features photography from the accompanying book, which includes a collection of essays written by Lanker’s colleagues and friends. His photographs of rural Kansas, sports, the arts, noted African-American women, shoes, and more will be on display for those who wish to experience the world through Lanker’s eyes.

Brian Lanker had an extraordinary way of capturing personal experiences in his series on natural childbirth. These special moments, preserved in time, between mother and child can be cherished over the years. In a collaboration with Maya Angelou, Lanker created portraits of 75 women in academia, the arts, business, politics, sports, and other fields in his series I Dream a World: Black Women Who Changed America (1989). In 2008, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. presented Shall We Dance with a foreword by Maya Angelou. This began as a photo essay for National Geographic, and was transformed into a book celebrating dances and dancers around the world. One of his last projects before his death was 10,000 Years of Shoes.

From the Heart: The Photographs of Brian Lanker will be on view from January 23rd, 2016 to April 24th, 2016.

Opening Receptions: Friday, January 22

JSMA Members 5-6 p.m.| Public 6-8 p.m.


From Photograph to Art Book:

The Making of From the Heart: The Photographs of Brian Lanker

Saturday, January 23rd, 2:00 p.m.

A panel discussion with Brian Lanker’s colleagues: Blaine Newnham, Carl Davaz, Gary Settle with an introduction by Rich Clarkson


Visit http://jsma.uoregon.edu/BrianLanker for full schedule of events!

Member of AAUP