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Captured Innocence – The Child as Subject in Photography Selections from the Comer Collection

Thursday, April 20 at 1:00pm to 6:00pm

SP/N Gallery
3020 Stewart Dr, Richardson, TX 75080

Captured Innocence – The Child as Subject in Photography

Selections from the Comer Collection

Curated by Tara Lyon

Exhibition: March 8 – April 15, 2023 

Reception: Friday March 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk with Curator: Tuesday April 4, 2 p.m.

This selection of pieces from the Comer Collection examines the photographer’s impulse to choose children as subjects.  What do images of children represent culturally and how do nostalgia, innocence, and consent factor into our spectatorship? 

Virtual tour on Matterport

About the Curator

Tara Lyon is a multimedia artist living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas.  She is a practitioner of photography, video, performance, and creative writing with a focus on American popular culture critique.  Her primary thematic and scholarly concerns are post-apocalyptic aesthetics, representation, the Anthropocene, and the “American Dream.”

Lyon is from the small farming town of Moravia in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York.  She graduated from the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York earning a degree in Media Studies with a focus on video art production.  Lyon’s next academic effort at Arizona State University is where she earned a MAS in Media Studies while cultivating a love of creative writing and cinema history.  She is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual and Performing Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas

Image: Andrea Modica, Treadwell, New York, 1991, Gelatin silver print, 9.875 x 8 in.

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 10 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Arts & Performances

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students


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