The presentation, from 6 to 7 p.m. in The Schick Art Gallery, is entitled "Still the Faithful Witness?" The Documentary Work of Mel Rosenthal." It is free and open to the public.
Mr. Rosenthal is the signature artist in a large traveling photography exhibition, "Beggars and Choosers: Motherhood is Not a Class Privilege in America," that will be on view at The Schick Art Gallery through April 6. "Beggars and Choosers" includes 60 images by 43 photographers that focus on the reproductive choices of American women and public policy regarding those choices. The show opened in 2002 at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
A guest artist at Yaddo in 1998 and 2002, Mr. Rosenthal co-founded Impact Visuals and the Triage Project, a collective of doctors, photographers, and writers that documents health care issues and homelessness in New York City. He directs the photography program at Empire State College in New York City and is the photography editor of "culturefront," the magazine of the New York State Council on the Humanities. Some of his work is chronicled in the book In the South Bronx of America.
The Schick Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 518.580.5049 or visit www.skidmore.edu/academics/art/Mosaic/beggarschoosers.html.