…only through careful attention can photographers engage and build the trust necessary to produce intimate portraits.
Asher Imtiaz, a documentary photographer, comes to Upper House with a deep portfolio. With us, he will discuss both the practice and process of documentary photography—including its complexity and the sensitivity required to photograph people, especially strangers. Photography can serve many important functions, Asher will relate, functions that relate less to the camera and lighting than to storytelling.
Drawing from his body of work, “God at ‘I’ Level,” Asher will reflect on the importance of seeing and listening slowly, even in the midst of civil unrest. In his experience, it is only through careful attention to the person can photographers engage and build the trust necessary to produce intimate portraits. Such attention enables photographers to tell stories and capture unguarded emotions and unforced expressions.
About the Artist
Event Type and Location
Schedule and Details
5:30-6:30 PM — Art Show and Reception
“PRESSURE Under Grace” features the photography of Barry Sherbeck and Asher Imtiaz, both of whom will be present for the conversation. Appetizers, desserts, and refreshments will be served.
6:30-8:00 PM — Presentation by Asher Imtiaz, followed by a time of Q&A
8:00-9:00 PM — 15 spots are available for a photography walking tour with Asher Imtiaz through part of the UW-Madison, State Street, to the Capitol Square.
When you register for the event, you can select this session and bring your camera.