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Lectures
Public Symposia
History, Photography, and Race in the South: From the Civil War to Now

April 13, 3:30­–4:30
April 14, 10:30–1:00
East Building Auditorium

April 13

3:30–3:35 Introduction
Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art

3:35–4:20 Signs of Return: Photography as History in the US South
Grace Elizabeth Hale, Commonwealth Chair of American Studies and History, University of Virginia

4:20–4:30 Q&A


April 14

10:30–10:35 Introduction
Sarah Greenough

10:35–11:00 Photography in History’s Shadow: Sally Mann’s Landscape Photography
LeRonn P. Brooks, assistant professor, department of African and African American studies, Lehman College; curator, The Racial Imaginary Institute; and art consultant, Bronx Council on the Arts

11:00–11:25 Race, Childhood, and the Southern Gothic
Katherine Henninger, associate professor, departments of English and women's and gender studies, Louisiana State University

11:25–11:40 Break

11:40–11:45 Introduction
Sarah Kennel, The Byrne Family Curator of Photography, Peabody Essex Museum

11:45–12:10 Pictures and Progress: Frederick Douglass on Photography
Shawn Michelle Smith, professor and chair, department of visual and critical studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

12:10–12:35 King’s Vibrato: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Sound of Photography
Maurice Wallace, associate professor, department of English, and associate director, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, University of Virginia

12:35–1:00 Panel Discussion


This program is held on the occasion of the exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings.

Made possible by the James D. and Kathryn K. Steele Fund for Photography.

Sally Mann, Deep South, Untitled (Fontainebleau), 1998, gelatin silver print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Promised Gift of Stephen G. Stein Employee Benefit Trust

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