PhotoVox: September 2019 – From Image to Book: The Making of alibis


SPEAKER | Paul Stein

WHEN | Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:30 – 8 pm (doors open 6 pm)

WHERE | CPAC Gallery, 1070 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

COST | Free for CPAC Members; $10 for non-members

ABOUT | The September PhotoVox is a collaborative event between CPAC and the Tattered Cover Book Store. Denver photographer Paul Stein will discuss his recently published photography book alibis, which contains photographs made between 1971 and 1982. Questions and a casual group discussion will be encouraged following the artist talk.

Join us to hear Paul Stein discuss the following:

  • Aesthetic questions that informed making these photographs
  • Editing decisions about series versus sequence that informed editing this book
  • How the prior work of alibis informs his next photography book




Paul Stein  began making photographs in 1971, and studied with Nathan Lyons at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, from 1971 to 1973. What he took from this extraordinary experience was an abiding and liberating appreciation for visual thinking and the extended frame, as practiced through the sequencing of images (for asking how and why one image leads to the next). In addition to making photographs, he has also made sculptures, furniture, and jewelry. But, making photographs has been the true artistic through line for his life.
The other part of his career, beyond the artistic, has been dedicated to human rights, refugee resettlement, and community integration. He has been a national consultant to immigration attorneys on asylum documentation and expert testimony, the executive director of a torture treatment center, the Colorado State Refugee Coordinator, the president of the national State Coordinators of Refugee Resettlement, and the cofounder and executive director of nonprofit organizations dedicated to community navigation and microenterprise for refugees and immigrants.



This month’s PhotoVox is done in collaboration with the Tattered Cover book store. They will have copies of alibis available on site for purchase during PhotoVox.


PhotoVox is a monthly program offered by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to help you strengthen your artistic voice with the support of other photographers and artists in the Denver Metro community. Meetings are held monthly at CPAC’s downtown gallery, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.