Photography Brown Bag Talk: Jim Lommasson

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.

About Jim Lommasson

Jim Lommasson is a freelance photographer and author living in Portland, Oregon. He received the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for his first book, Shadow Boxers: Sweat, Sacrifice & the Will to Survive in American Boxing Gyms.

Lommasson’s recent book and traveling exhibition Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories – Life after Iraq and Afghanistan is about American Veterans’ lives after their return from war. Exit Wounds includes Lommasson’s photographs, interviews, and photographs by the participants. He is a 2012-2016 Oregon Humanities Conversation Project Grant Recipient for his public discussion “Life after War: Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home.” Lommasson was awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant for his current project: What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization. What We Carried is an ongoing collaborative storytelling project with displace Iraqi and Syrian refugees who have fled to the U.S. The Arab American National Museum is traveling the What We Carried exhibition around America.

Free to the public.

Sponsored by the Museum’s Photography Council. Major support provided by Pro Photo Supply.


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.