Regarding Paul R. Williams: Janna Ireland and Cindy Olnick in conversation at Hennessey+Ingalls

On Saturday December 5, 2020, at 3 pm, Hennessey + Ingalls Art and Architecture Bookstore hosts photographer Janna Ireland and preservationist Cindy Olnick as they discuss architect Paul R. Williams.
In her just-released book of photographs, Regarding Paul R. Williams: A Photographer’s View (Angel City Press, 2020), fine-art photographer Janna Ireland explores the work of the first AIA-certified Black architect west of the Mississippi River. Ireland captures Williams’ brilliance in a series of intimate black-and-white photographs, giving the reader a vision of his work that is both universal and highly personal. More than a book of architectural photographs, Regarding Paul R. Williams is the result of one artist’s encounter with another, connecting across different generations within the same city.

Philip Gefter, in conversation with Charlotte Cotton, discusses “What Becomes A Legend Most: A Biography Of Richard Avedon”

The first definitive biography of Richard Avedon, a monumental photographer of the twentieth century, from award-winning photography critic Philip Gefter.
In his acclaimed portraits, Richard Avedon captured the iconic figures of the twentieth century in his starkly bold, intimately minimal, and forensic visual style. Concurrently, his work for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue transformed the ideals of women’s fashion, femininity, and culture to become the defining look of an era. Yet despite his driving ambition to gain respect in the art world, during his lifetime he was condescendingly dismissed as a celebrity photographer.