Sunday, October 10, 2004

Grier Taft Artist-in-Residence

Photojournalist Mel Grier, a 30-year veteran of the Cincinnati Post who has also published in Time, Newsweek, Ebony and Sports Illustrated, is the 2004 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence at the Taft Museum of Art. He is the 18th Duncanson artist and the first visual artist to be awarded the honor since 1993.

The centerpiece of his residency will be 15 Retro/15 Active, an exhibit of 30 of his photos in the Taft's Dater Education Room Nov. 1-30.

The Taft plans on keeping Grier busy. He joins the staff Nov. 1-14 and will spend his two weeks presenting workshops, presiding over programs, delivering lectures and visiting schools.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to go out into the community to talk about photojournalism," Grier said. "The residency offers the chance for various audiences to engage in dialogue about the role of contemporary photography and its importance in providing one of the fundamental liberties in our society."

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