Join us for Discrit, a free art education initiative spanning lectures, screenings, workshops, and panels designed to foster lively conversation and speculation about contemporary art and culture. This installment of Discrit features Anthony Francis and Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay, sharing their lecture Subaltern Voice in Photography.

Francis and Mukhopadhyay trace the roots of subalternity within the photographic apparatus by investigating the power of photographic technology to quantify time, space, and bodies. By equating the aesthetics of Photography to a postcolonial understanding of language, they further explore the complex relationship between subaltern voices seeking agency, issues of race, and the production of photographic representation.

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Discrit

Discrit (“critical discourse” / “discourse critique”) is an initiative of public knowledge-sharing and discussion. Spanning lectures, seminar-style discussions, critiques, and screenings, Discrit provides the public with programming dedicated to explorations of contemporary art and culture and free, university-quality art education. Discrit is Joey Molina and Chris Fernald.

Joey Molina

Joey Molina is a multi-disciplinary artist and scholar working between video, installation, and collage. Their work engages with visual culture as material, object, and ephemera. Molina’s research interests include horror films, queer theory, and new media. They received their BA from Georgia State University in 2013 and will be on track for their MA in Film and Video at Georgia State University in Fall 2020.

Chris Fernald

Chris Fernald is an artist, musician, and curator living in Atlanta. His work has been exhibited in group shows in New York and Mexico City, and his poetry and art criticism have seen publication in both Canada and the US.

Chris is currently at work on a pop music endeavor called Rem Reviere, a project examining the poetics of the post-human condition and ideas of techno-spirituality. He is also in the midst of writing Mal Air, a dystopian allegory of affective labor and networked experience set in recession-era Los Angeles, with artist Diandre Fuentes.

He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013.

Anthony Francis

Anthony Francis is a photographic artist whose work considers portraiture, love, and lesser politics. His inquiry is a yearning for gathering while critiquing the way his own intentions fall short in the practice of a flawed apparatus. He received his MFA from the Academy of Art University and has exhibited nationally and abroad in spaces such as the McNay Museum. He has also delivered talks and presentations on photographic topics such as Black Portraitures in South Africa.

Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay

Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay works in photography, video, installation, sculpture, and new media, investigating shifting meanings within post and neocolonialism while still reflecting on the very mediums of representation that he uses. Deepanjan is originally from Kolkata, India, and received his MFA in photography from the University of Georgia. Deepanjan’s work has been published in Aperture.org, Burnaway, and PDN Magazine. He has also received honors for his work from Society of Photographic Education, 2015 PDN Photo Annual, and was named one of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2017 Ones to Watch. His work has been exhibited in India, Canada, and across the United States in galleries such as Aperture Gallery, New York, NY, and Elizabeth Houston Gallery New York, NY.


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