DCP Speaker Series: Lisa Elmaleh

Hear about photographer Lisa Elmaleh's adventures through rural America using the portable darkroom in the back of her truck.

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Lisa Elmaleh lived in New York City for ten years. She spent as much time as she could on the back roads of America, photographing using the wet plate collodion process, making tintypes and glass negatives of the landscape and its people. Her photography brought her to West Virginia, where Elmaleh now lives. Lisa will talk about her five bodies of work, including more recent and yet unseen work, her process, and the work that has continued to sustain her as an artist.

Lisa has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation IPF Grant (2011) The Everglades National Park Artist Residency (2010), The Puffin Foundation Grant (2010, 2015), among other awards. Her work is in the collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, and the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach.  She has photographed for Harper’s Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, and the Oxford American.  Her work has been featured on the New York Times Lens Blog and the National Geographic Proof Blog.  Her work, Everglades, was published in 2016 by Zatara Press.


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The Texas Photographic Society is a non-profit organization that celebrates the photographic arts, inspires the creative development of its members, and provides opportunities to engage with diverse audiences.

TPS is delighted to be celebrating over thirty years of providing programs and services for photographers and their audiences across the country. While “Texas” is in the name, TPS sustains an active international membership representing ten countries and forty four states.

  • Doors open at DCP at 6:30pm.
  • Lecture starts promptly at 7pm and ends at 9pm.
  • DCP members receive one or more complimentary tickets to this event based on their membership level. DCP members must register for this event to guarantee a seat for the lecture. To get your free member tickets, please login to your account here and navigate to the My Membership section where you’ll find a page for the Event Tickets.
  • Tickets for non-DCP members are $10 and must be purchased through the DCP website before the lecture. If the event is not sold out tickets will be available at the door for $10, cash only.
  • There is plenty of free parking in front of DCP, on the street or in the adjacent lot at Electric Light and Power.