Lauri Lyons is the author of Flag: An American Story, Flag International and INSPIRATION: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our Lives. She was a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post and has served as a faculty member and guest lecturer for the International Center of Photography, The New School, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Early in her career, Lauri was a Photo Editor for several magazines and agencies, including Essence, B.E.T, The Source, and Magnum Photos.
Lauri's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Aug 2 - 6, 2021
Social Justice & Diversity in the Media
In this course students examine how media arts has been used to portray and influence American social justice movements, issues around cultural diversity, and economics of the media industry. The class explores protest narratives, including Black Lives Matter, the Vietnam War protests, and the Civil Rights movement. Discussions also address and investigate issues around representation and cultural diversity in pop culture, as well as the media’s impact on the collective psychology through the promotion of stereotypes.