A Conversation About Visual Communication and PhotographyA Conversation About Visual Communication and Photographyhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/249281Chase Auditorium2013-10-04T16:30:002013-10-04T18:00:00
October 4,2013 4:30PM–6:00PM
The Department of Fine Arts in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program presents a conversation with John T. Hill, Graphic Designer, William Earle Williams, Photographer, and Alan Trachtenberg, Literary and Visual Culture Critic.
Interior, Fort Morgan, Battle Site, Mobile Bay, Alabama, 2003
The panelists are John T. Hill, Graphic Designer and former Head of Graduate Photography Studies, Yale University School of Art; William Earle Williams, Photographer and the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities, Haverford College; and Alan Trachtenberg, Literary and Visual Culture Critic, and the Neil J. Gray, Jr. Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies, Yale University. Each panelist discusses relevant issues of representation and interpretation in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery exhibition and publication, A Stirring Song Sung Heroic from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865 on view in the Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery until October 11, 2013.
About the Exhibit:
September 6–October 11, 2013
A Stirring Song Sung Heroic features the work of photographer William Earle Williams, Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts, and Curator of Photography at Haverford College. The history of American slavery is presented across three series of 80 black and white silver gelatin prints. These images document mostly anonymous, unheralded, and uncelebrated places in the New World—from the Caribbean to North America—where Americans black and white determined the meaning of freedom. Archives of prints, newspapers, and other ephemera related to the struggle accompany the work.
Presented by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College and Lehigh University Art Galleries.
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