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Noted Author and Photo Artist A.D. Coleman to Speak at Moravian

Talk part of Moravian's CHINA | IN FOCUS programming series

A.D. ColemanBethlehem, Pa., March 23, 2011--Noted author and photo artist A.D. Coleman will present a cross-section of contemporary/documentary photography during his talk "China: Insights" on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium of the Haupert Union Building. The program that part of Moravian's CHINA INFOCUS theme for this year is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Coleman co-curated the exhibit with Gu Zheng of the Department of Visual Culture, Fudan University, Shanghai. Coleman will discuss the show's origins and evolution, explain the seven projects excerpted therein, and explore the cross-cultural issues involved in its creation.

Coleman has published 8 books and more than 2,000 essays on photography and related subjects. He has been a columnist for the New York Times, the New York Observer, and the Village Voice. His work has been translated into 21 languages and is published in more than 30 countries.

Coleman lectures, teaches, and publishes on photography related topics. He does so here and abroad. He is a Getty Museum Guest Scholar, as well as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. In 1996 he was honored as the Ansel and Virginia Adams Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Creative Photography. In 2002 he received the Culture Prize of the German Photographic Society -- the first critic of photography ever so honored. In 2010 he received the J. Dudley Johnston award for Lifetime Achievement in Writing on Photography from the Royal Photographic Society (U.K.) He received a Pushcart Prize nomination for poetry in 2008.

A reception will precede the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Moravian College Arts and Lectures Committee with additional support provided by the Art Department and Art Club.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College's Web site at www.moravian.edu.