Join us for a talk by Sarah Hadley.  She will discuss the creation and publication of her recent book Lost Venice, which she worked on for over 10 years. Fostered by her long relationship with the city of Venice, Hadley developed a body of work that distilled her feelings of loss and impermanence surrounding her father's death. Hadley will discuss her unusual childhood and how a life in art and photography lead her to this project. Additionally, she will talk about the process of finding a publisher and navigating the design, editing, and publishing process.


Sarah Hadley is a Los Angeles based artist whose work centers around memory and identity. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts and at four years old her family moved into a private residence above the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum where she spent the next 18 years living amidst priceless artworks and antiques. Hadley earned degrees in Art History and Italian from Georgetown University and Photography from the Corcoran College of Art. She interned at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, and later worked at the Venice Biennale, the National Gallery of Art, and the Library of Congress before moving to Chicago where she founded the Filter Photo Festival.

Hadley's work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Loyola Museum of Art, Afterimage Gallery, dnj Gallery, and Fabrik Projects Gallery. She has participated in photo fairs and festivals internationally as well as in group shows in museums and galleries across the US. Her work has been featured in many publications including L’Oeil de la Photographie, Elle Italia, B+W Magazine (UK), PDN, ArtTribune, Don’t Take Pictures, and Lenscratch. Hadley was named one of the “jeunes talents” by Le Monde in 2015 and has received grants from the California Center for Cultural Innovation, the Illinois Arts Council, and several fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation. Her first monograph Lost Venice was published by Damiani in 2020.

Date: September 13, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm CT

Cost: FREE via Zoom with registration
Location: Online