Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates:October 11, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Join us for an artist talk from University of Buffalo’s Creative Arts Initiative resident Valery Lyman. Valery will talk about her current installation at Silo City and her creative processes.
Valery Lyman has an extensive background in documentary film, working for 15 years as a sound recordist, cinematographer and director. She was a location sound-mixer on films for 4 years, mastering what she felt was an underrated yet crucial element of filmmaking. She went on to become the Director of Photography for numerous independent documentary film and television works including the hit indie documentary Fresh (2009), and Always (2006). She worked with the embed longform unit of ABC News for 6 years, filming 41 hours of award winning verite documentary, encountering the exquisite fleetingness of life on a daily basis and other strange worlds she may never have sought on her own. Lyman’s directorial debut, One of These Mornings (2010), a short film portrait of the 2008 election narrated by voicemail messages from voters across the country, was exhibited in the Museo Nazionale delle Arti XXI Del Secolo in Rome in 2014.
Lyman has published photo essays in The Guardian, the LA Times and The Christian Science Monitor from her work in the oil fields of North Dakota, and opened five solo exhibits over the last two years showcasing the same work. Over the past 4 years she has been invited to give numerous artist talks at MIT, Harvard, Emerson College, Simmons College, the University of Buffalo, Living Arts of Tulsa, Connect the Docs, the New England Media Coalition and the Doc Summit.
Lyman is currently a Film Studies Center Fellow at Harvard University and a Creative Arts Initiative resident with the University of Buffalo. In 2015, Valery helped found AgX, a collaborative dedicated to photo-chemical and alternative filmmaking, in Waltham, MA.
This event is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, no registration needed.