Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of the Self

Please join us at the Hammer Museum on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 PM. Curator and writer Charlotte Cotton will discuss her ongoing curatorial research into how image-making and image-consumption patterns are reconfiguring the social conventions that define our public and private selves.

Tuesday, October 29 from 7:30 PM

The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Charlotte Cotton is an independent writer and curator. She has held positions as curator of photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum; curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and head of programming at The Photographers’ Gallery in London. She has been curator-in-residence at the Katonah Museum of Art, New York; International Center of Photography, New York; Metabolic Studio, Los Angeles, and the California Museum of Photography, Riverside. Cotton has written and edited numerous influential books, including Imperfect Beauty: The Making of Contemporary Fashion Photographs (2000), Guy Bourdin (2003), The Photograph as Contemporary Art (2004), Photography is Magic (2015), Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self (2018) and Fashion Image Revolution (2018). She is currently working on the first survey exhibition of the Los Angeles artist Brandon Lattu and the second version of Cotton’s exhibition Public, Private, Secret with the California Museum of Photography, Riverside for winter 2020-21.