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Exhibition Discussion and FREEMAN’S Journal Launch
November 8, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
On the occasion of Ben Huff’s exhibition The Last Road North, Newspace is pleased to host three esteemed individuals who will offer their perspective on Huff’s work and its implications: literary critic, editor and publisher John Freeman, photographer Ben Huff, and writer Barry Lopez.
This event will also mark the launch of FREEMAN’S, a new literary journal published by John Freeman (formerly the editor of Granta). This inaugural edition of FREEMAN’S brings together the best new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about that electrifying moment when we arrive. Ranging from “shorts” from David Mitchell, Louise Erdrich and others to poetry by Anne Carson and Ishion Hutchinson, and new work by Lydia Davis, Haruki Murakami, Dave Eggers, Etgar Keret, Laura van den Berg, Aleksandar Hemon, Barry Lopez (accompanied by the photographs of Ben Huff), and many others, FREEMAN’S marks the debut of an exciting and important new publication, and an indispensable map to the world’s literary landscape.
About the speakers:
John Freeman was the editor of Granta until 2013. His books include How to Read a Novelist and Tales of Two Cities: the Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York. He is an executive editor at the Literary Hub and teaches at the New School. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Paris Review.
Ben Huff is a photographer based in Juneau, Alaska. He has exhibited extensively in Alaska, the contiguous United States and China, and has published in international publications. Pictures from his series The Last Road North have been collected by the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska State museum. He is a recipient of grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska Arts Council, and was an Artist-in-Residence at Lightwork in Syracuse, NY in July 2014.
Barry Lopez is the author of fourteen books of fiction and nonfiction including Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award. His work is widely anthologized and translated, and he is the recipient of many major cultural and literary awards. He lives on the upper Mckenzie River in the Oregon Cascades and often collaborates with photographers, composers, painters, and other artists.