Thursday, July 25, 2024

Ecofeminism and Photography

Lecture with Jenny Kettler
Thursday, July 25, 2024
Online: 6 pm CT


Explore a whole new genre of photography with artist and educator Jenny Kettler in a delightful and eye-opening talk on nature, feminism, and photography. Learn how she and other contemporary photographers use art as a tool for conservation to make photos in defense of nature. Discover eco-feminist theory and how eco-artists encourage others to feel more inspired and connected the deeper world around them.

Jenny Kettler will share how she unpacks climate grief and transforms it into art and new ways of seeing and understanding the natural world. This lecture will include insights on healing, and overcoming grief as well as hauntingly beautiful images.

Jenny Kettler is an artist, educator and explorer based in St. Louis, MO. In her What Remains project she surveyed the Midwestern landscape for three years photographing plastic bags caught in trees and bushes in a region with no bag bans. Her photographic work is hauntingly beautiful and explores the complex and interwoven relationships humans have with nature in the Anthropocene epoch.

She strives to use art as a tool for environmental education to create an eco-consciousness in America again. Her projects fluctuate between hiking meditations, photography, healing breath work, installations and organizing environmental justice-based art programs.

She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and a Bachelors of Arts in Photojournalism from the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, MO and Environmental Studies Certificate. She teaches photography at Lindenwood University, Maryville University and St. Louis Community College.

Main image: © Jenny Kettler, Bag #52, What Remains Series, 2019


Can’t make it that date or want to rewatch? Recordings of lectures and workshops will be available for everyone registered within a week of the class. 

Admission: $5 Non-Members/Members Free


Members email or call (314) 535-1999 to register or for further assistance