7:30 Mary Beth Meehan Presents Her Work
Mary Beth Meehan is a photographer and educator whose work reflects and engages communities. Through image and text, combined with large-scale public installation, her goal is to create connections among people, to raise questions about what divides us, and to inspire a curiosity and empathy that transcend economics, politics, culture, and race.
She undertakes long-term, in-depth projects, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, RISCA, RICH, and others. “City of Champions,” her first public installation, in her hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts, was featured on the New York Times LENS blog, in 6Mois Magazine (France) and in publications in Great Britain and Japan. Her series Undocumented, investigating the lives of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., was published in Germany and China, and traveled the U.S. with the 2015 FENCE installation. Her current portrait series, SeenUnseen, was installed in 2015 as large-scale banners in downtown Providence. A former staff photographer at The Providence Journal, Meehan was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She holds a degree in English from Amherst College and a Master of Arts in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri. She lives in Providence.
Q&A and discussion follow.
See Mary Beth’s work at her website
And her project “SeenUnseen”
And a video about her work
PCPA presents Member Salons on the 2nd Wednesday evening every month
The salon format is very informal with a guest presentation and a topic for discussion. Member salons are excellent networking sessions. Members can present their current projects, pitch workshops, and bring current work to review and discuss over BYOB refreshments. All PCPA members are invited and can bring one or two (non-member) guests. For more information please contact Steve Szydlowski.