Charlie White


Charlie White is the Head of the School of Art and is a noted academic, photographer, writer, and filmmaker whose work explores America’s social fictions and collective identities.

White has had numerous solo institutional exhibitions at venues including Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Domus Artium in Salamanca, Spain; and Oslo Kunstforening in Oslo, Norway; his work has also appeared in numerous group exhibitions such as the Singapore Biennial, the Hammer Biennial, and Art in America Now (organized by the Guggenheim Museum). White’s films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival and Director’s Fortnight in Cannes, and his photography has been featured in five monographs.

Charlie White discusses how the role of the photograph has shifted from a discrete commercial or personal function in society to a requisite extension of the self in his TED talk.