Wednesday Night Live: Joshua Kristal

February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
RCAH Theater
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, RCAH will host photographer Joshua Kristal for the fifth event in the 2016-17 Wednesday Night Live series.

All are welcome to attend and admission is free. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

About Joshua Kristal

Joshua Kristal was born in Detroit in 1971 and raised in Detroit and Huntington Woods, Michigan. He graduated from Lansing Community College's intensive 3-year photography program in 1994. Over his 20-year career he has worked for publications including Time magazine, The New York Times, Outside, Automobile, the Huffington Post, Vice, Story, The American, HOUR among many others and exhibited work in New York City, Michigan, and Wyoming.

The power of the still image to enlighten and affect public change has been a core principal and motivating factor behind much of his work. In 2004, he volunteered his photography services for a UNICEF allied non-profit organization in Calcutta, India. In 2005 he served as a photographer at the United Nations during its annual 3-month General Assembly. In 2009 he was part of an anthropology project whose mission was to use photography and video to help young people of the Yine-Yami tribe learn to re-value vanishing cultural traditions. In 2014 he was awarded the Getty Images/ “Creative Photography” grant which he used to create a new marketing campaign for Girls Gotta Run, a nonprofit organization in Southern Ethiopia that uses running as a way to encourage young women to stay in school and out of early marriage and pregnancy. Most recently he returned from Madagascar where he volunteered for several nonprofit organizations.

Working mostly in the reportage style of photography, he strives to document and highlight details of modern life and sub-culture that mostly go over-looked and to capture moments of time that express something greater then the moments themselves. Joshua learned early to use the camera as a tool to explore the world around him and his life is richer because of it.