Still Lives: In the Homes of Artists, Great and Unsung

June 6, 2024 12:00pm EDT

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Noted photographer Leslie Williamson will present a talk and slideshow of images, outtakes and stories from her book, “Still Lives: In the Homes of Artists, Great and Unsung,” which explores the personal spaces of renowned artists as documented in her inimitable atmospheric style. She will also provide a sneak peek into her current project, “Searching for the Soul of America,” a photographic essay that endeavors to reveal our shared history through this nation’s historical and cultural spaces, including Fallingwater, and seeks to provide a source for healing ourselves and our democracy.

About the Presenters

Leslie Williamson

Photographic Artist and Essayist

Leslie is an artist, photographer and essayist, best known for her unique and personal approach to photographing interiors. Beyond merely documenting beautiful and inspirational spaces, Leslie sees the rooms we live in as intimate portraits of ourselves. She is the author of four books—”Handcrafted Modern,” “Interior Portraits,” “Modern Originals” and “Still Lives”—and in each she uses her camera as a literal and metaphorical lens for communicating the lives of her subjects, be they iconic architects, designers, influential cultural mavericks or the quiet creative geniuses that have remained out of the spotlight. Williamson’s photography is in private collections and has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and Japan. Her images have been published in monographs from publishers including Rizzoli, Gestalten, Prestel, Hearst Books and Phaidon. She also collaborates with editorial and design clients around the world including World of Interiors, Casa Brutus, Feel Free, StudioIlse, Commune Design, Eames Institute, SFMOMA, USM and others.