ART AS A LIFELINE: Photographer Torrance York on Parkinson’s, Creativity, and the Making of Semaphore

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Photographer Torrance York shares how her latest body of work acted as a lifeline following her diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease. York takes us through the process by which the images were created and published as a collection in her book, Semaphore; explores shifts in perspective; and draws connections between the visual world and her internal experience post-diagnosis. There will be time for audience questions and participation, to potentially share how this process and language speak to them.

Copies of Semaphore will be available for purchase through Elm Street Books. 

About the Speaker: Photographer Torrance York earned a BA from Yale, an MFA from RISD, and was a resident artist at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, one of the most respected visual arts programs in the country. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and Semaphore was selected as a favorite book of 2022 by online photography magazine What Will You Remember . . . . Since 2001, York has served on the Board of the Educational Video Center in NYC, where she formerly taught documentary video. She lives in New Canaan, CT.