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In Deep with Angie Coiro Presents Tabitha Soren

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

In 2002, Tabitha Soren began photographing minor league draft picks for the Oakland As. She followed them into and through the alternate reality of baseball: long bus rides, on-field injuries, friendships and marriages entered and exited, constant motion, and very hard work, often for very little return. Some, like Nick Swisher and Joe Blanton, have gone on to become well-known, respected, high-level players. Others moved out of baseball into selling insurance, coal mining, or other unexpected life paths. Some have wrestled poverty and even homelessness.

Along with Fantasy Life's multi-media debut, Angie and Tabitha will discuss her earlier work; her experiences as a woman in the intensely male baseball milieu; and her career transition from MTV News reporter to camera artist.

Tabitha Soren left a successful career in television in 1999 to start another one as a photographer. Her work is included in public collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California; Transformer Station, Cleveland, Ohio; Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco; New Orleans Museum of Art; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indiana; and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans. Her work has been featured in Dear Dave, McSweeneys, Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine, Blink, Slate, New York, Sports Illustrated, California Sunday Magazine, and ESPN The Magazine. She is represented by the Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles.

Earlier Event: July 18
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Later Event: July 20
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