Fred Lonidier - International Arts and Trade Union activist

Lecture: 7.30pm, Monday 12th December 2011
Admission free – please book a place in advance

Fred Lonidier is one of the leading pioneers from the late 1960s onwards, of the arts and trade union movement in the USA. He studied at Yuba College and San Francisco State (graduate work in sociology and photography), and later joined the University of California at San Diego Faculty in 1972. His work continues to deal with the possibilities of photography applied to trade union campaigns for social justice, labour history, and social change. He has also been the guiding energy behind the pioneer US Trade Union sponsored Labor Link TV which cablecasts on three channels in San Diego County. His work has recently focused on workers rights and cross-border labour struggles and solidarity between U.S. and Mexican workers.

Following his lecture in Liverpool Mon 12 Dec, Lonidier will speak about his work Tue 13 Dec at Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall St, London SE11 5RH.

Selected reviews of his professional art work include: “Photography and Social Practice” Natalie Haddad, FRIEZE No 140, June 2011; "Labor, Art & Ideology" catalog, Benjamin Buchloh, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, 1984; "Dismantling Modernism, Reinventing Documentary...," Allan Sekula, Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works 1973-1983, October, 1984; "Toward a New Social Documentary," Grant Kester, Afterimage, March, 1987; "Class Pictures: Teaching About Photography to Labor Studies Students," Courses taught by Lonidier include Introduction to Photography, Photographic Strategies, Camera Techniques, Labor History To-day, Generating the Narrative, and Art and Politics.

Cordinated by Littoral Arts Trust in association with Critical Network, Strategies for Free Education, and the Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool.

Image caption: Fred Lonidier, 29 Arrests, anti-Vietnam War protests San Diego, 1972
Fred Lonidier  - International Arts and Trade Union activist

Event Title: Fred Lonidier - International Arts and Trade Union activist
Postcode: Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool, 126 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L69 3GR
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