SAB Visiting Artist Talk: Fazal Sheikh


SAB Visiting Artist Talk: Fazal Sheikh

Thursday, March 21, 2024 @ 5:30 pm


Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room A17

The photographer Fazal Sheikh, Princeton University ’87 and former visiting professor, will deliver the Art Museum Student Advisory Board’s annual artist talk.  

Sheikh has spent his career photographing individuals and communities displaced by conflict and environmental change. Acclaimed for his intimate portraits, Sheikh collaborates closely with his subjects to better understand and share their stories. In this talk, he will discuss his newest body of work, Exposure (2017–22). To make Exposure, set in the American Southwest, Sheikh worked closely with Utah Diné Bikéyah, a Native American grassroots organization, to examine the human and environmental costs of the exploitation of public lands. The expansive landscapes seen in the series pay homage to the spiritual significance of the land, while portraits and collected testimonies reveal the ongoing but often invisible effects of environmental racism, especially on Indigenous inhabitants. 

His work will be on view at the Denver Art Museum beginning in March 2024, and the exhibition Fazal Sheikh: Exposures was previously on view at the Yale University Art Museum in fall 2023. 

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.