This talk is a part of The Vernacular Photography Festival:
A celebration of the art and collecting of vernacular photography curated by Ron Slattery.
Over the course of 23 dates, we'll have talks by John Foster, Nakki Goranin, Ron Slattery, Shari Wilkins, Pamela Bannos, Nicholas Osborn, Albert Tanquero and Vanessa Daou.
Other events include a 3D slideshow, scopitone show, community home movie night, a photo booth provided by A&A Studios, and much much more.
There will also be a silent auction of a vintage Vivian Maier snapshot with all proceeds going to Comfort Station.
Stay tuned for an updated schedule of events!
Vanessa Daou graduated Cum Laude from Barnard College with an MFA in Art History and Visual Arts. From 2002-2004 she was the Head of Visual Research & Photo Archives at the Dedalus Foundation, NYC, the Estate of Robert Motherwell, where she made numerous groundbreaking discoveries relating to his major paintings. Following that, she was Head of Blog Research for the United Nations for 6 years. Vanessa is currently Curator of Vernacular Photography for a private collector based in Los Angeles.
As well as her work in Research and Archives, Vanessa is an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet, visual artist, dancer and writer. Known for her trademark spoken word and aspirated singing style as well as literary subtexts, she has released seven albums – both as a major label and independent artist – including ZIPLESS, her definitive 1994 breakthrough debut and collaboration with lauded writer and poet Erica Jong. She's been featured in TIME, The New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure, Billboard, Urb, Wire Magazine,The New York Post, Page Six, Elle France, La Liberation, Vogue Homme, The Toronto Star, among others. Vanessa is contributor to aRUDE Magazine where she writes on the intersections of Music with other Arts and cultural phenomena