Assembly Program #1: Postcards from America

May 29, 2015 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum

postcards-from-americaStarted in 2011, Magnum Photos Postcards from America is an ongoing collaborative photographic experiment in creating polyphonic visual sounds. To date, there have been nine Postcards projects around the country involving nearly twenty photographers from the Magnum photo agency. The tenth project, based in Portland, is an exploration of photography and social practice.

In this panel discussion Magnum photographers who are working on the Portland iteration will come together to talk about the history of the project, as well as their experience of completing projects in Portland in conjunction with Assembly: A Co-Authored Social Practice Conference hosted by the Art and Social Practice MFA program at Portland State University from May 27-31, 2015. Other Postcards from America programs will take place at King School, Newspace Center for Photography, and Blue Sky Gallery.

Postcards Portland photographers include: Susan Meiselas, Jim Goldberg, Alec Soth, Bieke Depoorter, Peter van Agtmael, Donovan Wylie and Zoe Strauss.

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Free. No advance tickets required. Seating is first come, first served.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.