John Opera, a photographer who “works at the intersection of photographic materiality and light-derived abstraction” will present a visiting lecture for the NIU School of Art and Design, Monday, March 1 at 5 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public via Zoom (passcode: 328305).

Opera’s work combines a deep interest in the visual characteristics of natural and scientific phenomena with a rigorous experimental approach to the techniques and apparatuses by which photographs have been defined and produced.

He is currently an assistant professor of art at the University of Buffalo (SUNY).

This lecture is supported by the NIU School of Art and Design Public Artistry and Scholarship Committee and the Photography Area.