Lecture: Time as Footstep

March 31, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Alan Ostrow Memorial Lecture Series

Robbert Flick, Photographer

Robbert Flick is widely regarded as a pioneer in California landscape and documentary photography. His photographs examine our relationship to landscape through a unique process of mapping with a camera. His images look at the intersection of time and space, and build on a unique visual language the artist has developed over the last 50 years. Flick will share reflections on his long-standing photographic practice and consider how changes in time, place, and technology affect his image making.

Flick is a native of Holland whose work has been widely exhibited and published in the United States and abroad. His retrospective Robbert Flick: Trajectories was presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He is Professor Emeritus of Photography at the University of Southern California.

Established in 1983 to honor the memory of Alan Ostrow, today this endowed biennial lecture series aims to highlight artists and other creative thinkers working in photo-based practices.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with seating available on a first come, first seated basis.


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 access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.