Photography Brown Bag Talk: Ebenezer Galluzzo
As I Am
Join Ebenezer for a discussion on his most current work from the series, “As I Am”, a self-portrait series inspired by his personal journey of coming out as a trans man, on view at Paragon Arts Gallery for the month of January. Ebenezer will talk about his use of photography as a way to question and unravel an imposed binary gender system while seeking new possibilities of existence through dynamic contradiction. He will share how he used objects, color, posture, and symbols as a means to create photographs that honor the full existence of his trans identity.
About Ebenezer Galluzzo
I am a gender non-conforming trans man, mother, and husband living in Portland, Oregon. I view the craft of photography as a way to claim and redefine the lens through which I see the world and the world sees me. Photography is my tool to reveal my stories in counterbalance to the stories attached to me by external cultural forces. My portraits carry my artistic perspective on my trans experience. I celebrate and claim my own narrative. I extend my gratitude to the spaces that have highlighted my work through solo shows in Astoria and Portland, including Paragon Art Gallery and Blue Sky Gallery, as well as publication in Black.
Every third Wednesday of the month at noon, photography enthusiasts gather at the Museum to hear talks by regional photographers, gallerists, historians, curators, and collectors.
Free to the public.
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.
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