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Pictures and Progress: Photography and the Making of African American Identity

Public symposium examines impact of photography on careers, political ambitions, and expressive repertoires of African Americans

Pictures and Progress: Photography and the Making of African American Identity

 Friday, March 2, 2007
2:30 - 3:30 pm - Opening Reception (Old Trinity Room)
3:30 - 3:45 pm - Welcome, Gregson Davis, Associate Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences
3:45 - 4:00 pm - Opening Comments, Karen Glynn and Maurice Wallace
4:00 - 6:00 pm - Session I (Old Trinity Room)

6:30 - 8:00 pm - Keynote Lecture, Carla Williams (Rare Book Room, Perkins Library) Keynote Lecturer
Carla Williams - Editor of Exposure: the Journal of the Society of Photographic Education and co-author with Deborah Willis of The Black Female Body: A Photographic History

Saturday, March 3, 2007
9:30 - 12:00 pm - Session II (Rare Book Room, Perkins Library)

12:00 - 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 - 4:00 pm - Session III (Rare Book Room, Perkins Library)

4:00 - 4:30 pm - Closing Comments. Maurice Wallace and Shawn Michelle Smith, Co-Conveners

Participants
Shawn Michelle Smith (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Laura Wexler (Yale), Tina Campt (Duke), Ray Sapirstein (SUNY Albany), John Jackson (Penn), Ginger Hill (UC-Irvine), Augusta Rohrbach (Washington State), Cheryl Finley (Cornell), Jane Gaines (Duke), Cherise Smith (UT-Austin), Holly Jackson (Brandeis), Michael Chaney (Dartmouth), Gabrielle Foreman (Occidental), Suzanne Schneider (Duke)

Sponsors
Department of English, Department of African and African American Studies Program, Institute for Critical United States Studies, the Arts and Science Council Committee on Faculty Research, Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Duke University Libraries Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library

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Posted 26 February 2007
 

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