Curator’s Talk: Elaine Yau on Dennis Feldman
Elaine Yau, who organized the exhibition Dennis Feldman: Photographs, places Feldman’s work in the context of the social documentary practices of his mentors Walker Evans and Robert Frank, and focuses on Feldman’s distinctive approach to mass media images of the 1970s.
Yau is Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at BAMPFA. She specializes in modern art in the United States with an emphasis on folklore, race and representation, and intersections between vernacular culture and histories of modernism. She has written for the journal Panorama and has an essay forthcoming in Routledge’s Companion to African American Art History.