Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk – Zach Krahmer

June 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Listening with Purpose

Underlying Zach’s photography is an inherent desire to understand how people from varied backgrounds shape ideology and meaning. He wants to communicate stories that contextualize diversity of experience and provide space to confront or reconsider our own generalizations and biases. During this talk, Zach will explain his process and highlight specific projects he feels are particularly relevant in today’s sociopolitical environment. Projects discussed span work created over six continents and ten years, ending on his most recent project that involved historic processes to document the disarmament process in Colombia.

Presenters Bio:
Zach grew up in Oregon, before heading to Washington, DC where he studied International Relations. He currently works as a filmmaker and photographer, completing projects for numerous local and international organizations including the United Nations. His work seeks to bridge groups, and enable empathy.

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.

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