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Hackerman Foundation Best & Next Series: Amanda Lucidon, Chasing Light

Amanda Lucidon will be in conversation with André Chung.

Amanda Lucidon is an award-winning documentarian, filmmaker, and former freelance New York Times photographer who served as an official White House photographer responsible for documenting First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017. One of only a few female White House photographers in history, Lucidon’s work has been honored by Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, and the White House News Photographers Association, among others.

Lucidon’s photographs of First Lady Michelle Obama were compiled and released in the book, Chasing Light. The collection of 150 candid photographs were combined with Lucidon’s reflections on documenting the First Lady’s lauded efforts to fight childhood obesity, ensure educational options for girls around the world, and provide support to military veterans and families, brought out a new side to one of the world’s most admired public figures. 

An accomplished speaker on many topics, Lucidon speaks about the intersection of politics and art. Her talks draw from her time working within the Obama administration, and show how crucial photography and visual images have been to our understanding of the world around us and to achieving political change in the ongoing fight for civil rights and social justice. She is currently a photographer, filmmaker, and public speaker based in Washington, D.C.

André Chung is an award-winning photojournalist and portrait photographer. He has created images for a range of clients, including The Washington Post, NBC News, Politico, and Apple. Twice chosen to work on The Official Inaugural Book for President Barack Obama, his work is also in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. A founding member of the Iris PhotoCollective, his work has always explored people of color and their relationships to each other and the world. He married the girl who encouraged him to pick up a camera, and they live in Columbia, Maryland.

The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of the book for sale at a book signing following the program.

Free, no registration required. Seating is first come, first serve. Please note that marking interest does not reserve a seat. 

Speaker series made possible by The Hackerman Foundation. Exhibit made possible by William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Portfolios, www.BakerArtist.org

Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Event Type

Writers LIVE!, Best & Next Series

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Best & Next Series

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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Elaine Baxter

Elaine Baxter left a positive review 2/11/2020

A awesome night ! Amanda sharing her story was exciting.

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