June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ebenezer Galluzzo, As I Am
Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s
Brown Bag Lunch Talk Series
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Noon – 1 pm
Portland Art Museum
The Miller Gallery, Mark Building
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
503 226 2811
Cost: Free to the public (people are welcome to bring their lunch)
Join Ebenezer for a discussion on his most current work from the series, “As I Am”, a self-portrait series inspired by his personal journey of coming out as a trans man, on view at Paragon Arts Gallery for the month of January. Ebenezer will talk about his use of photography as a way to question and unravel an imposed binary gender system while seeking new possibilities of existence through dynamic contradiction. He will share how he used objects, color, posture, and symbols as a means to create photographs that honor the full existence of his trans identity.
I am a gender non-conforming trans man, mother, and husband living in Portland, Oregon. I view the craft of photography as a way to claim and redefine the lens through which I see the world and the world sees me. Photography is my tool to reveal my stories in counterbalance to the stories attached to me by external cultural forces. My portraits carry my artistic perspective on my trans experience. I celebrate and claim my own narrative. I extend my gratitude to the spaces that have highlighted my work through solo shows in Astoria and Portland, including Paragon Art Gallery and Blue Sky Gallery, as well as publication in Black.