Join us Wednesday, February 21 for the first Guest Lecture of 2018 with internationally acclaimed photographer Alejandra Laviada. Alejandra will present a lecture on her lifelong practice as a photographer, including the many places and cultures that have influenced her expressive works. She will also discuss her work’s correlation to the photographs on view in Maestros mexicanos de la fotographía moderna, currently located in the fourth floor gallery. TIME, TICKETS & DETAILS The Guest Lecture with Alejandra Laviada will take place Wednesday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Auditorium. Patrons will enter and exit through the Knight Theater doors (430 S. Tryon St.). Tickets are $10 for the public, $6 for Bechtler members, and free for students with a valid ID. Firebird and Modernist Society members receive complimentary tickets, but must register for the event using their member login. Click the link in this event page to purchase tickets online. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 704.353.9200 or at the admission desk. ABOUT THE ARTIST Alejandra Laviada (b. 1980) is an award-winning photographer residing and working in Mexico City. She completed her BFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and received an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a member of the photography collective POC. In 2010, Alejandra won the Photography Biennial in Mexico City, and in 2009 was awarded Photo España’s Descubrimientos Prize for her Photo Sculpture series. She is a recipient of FONCA Young Creators grant for 2012-13. Her work has been exhibited widely, and has been shown in various photography festivals including: Hyeres, The New York Photo Festival, Photo España and Guatephoto among others. Alejandra's work has also been on view locally at the Mint Museum's Reveal and Detonate (Develar y Detonar), as well as LACA Projects as part of In Focus/Enfoque, the multi-institution exhibition of conpemporary Mexican photography organized by Bank of America.