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Renowned Photographer Judy Dater Visits for "Face Value" Opening

Photographer Judy Dater's portrait of Imogen Cunningham and model Twinka Thiebaud has been called "one of the most recognizable images caught by an American photographer."

This image and several others of Dater's are in the Kinsey Photography Collection, and are featured in the current gallery show, "Face Value: Portraits from The Kinsey Institute."

Catherine Johnson Roehr & Judy Dater with "Imogen and Twinka, Yosemite, 1974" in the Kinsey Gallery

Ms. Dater came to the opening and spoke to an appreciative audience about her life and her work, sharing the stories behind the photographs, adding the context of social and cultural changes beginning in the 1960's. Curator Catherine Johnson-Roehr introduced Ms. Dater:

"Now it is not uncommon for a female artist to photograph the nude figure, but Judy was doing figure studies of both men and women from the start of her career in the 1960s. She really came to prominence in the 1970s for her revealing and innovative portraits, her feminist perspective, and her images of the human figure."

Listen to an interview with Judy Dater on WFIU: http://indianapublicmedia.org/artworks/13-18/ (23:00)

New WFIU "Profiles" interview featuring Judy Dater, joined by IU Fine Arts Ruth Ann Halls Professor of Photography, Jeffrey Wolin: http://indianapublicmedia.org/profiles/photographer-judy-dater/ (56:50)

"Face Value" also includes photos from Arnold Newman, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, and others. The exhibition continues through August in the Kinsey Gallery, along with "Casual Encounters" in the Corridor Gallery



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