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“America Seen” Photography Lecture Scheduled

03/30/2012


“America Seen” Photography Lecture Scheduled

The Department of American Studies at St. John Fisher College will host the fourth annual “America Seen” photography lecture on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. The 2012 lecture will be given by Alex Harris, professor of the practice of public policy and documentary studies at Duke University, where he is also a founder of The Center for Documentary Studies and DoubleTake Magazine. The lecture will take place in Basil 135, and is free and open to the public.

Harris has photographed extensively in the American South, New Mexico, Alaska, and Cuba.  His work is represented in major collections including The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Harris’ awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography and a Lyndhurst Prize. As a photographer and editor, he has published fourteen books including most recently, “The Idea of Cuba.” His next book, a collaboration with the evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson, is called “Why We Are Here Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City,” and will be published in the fall.

This year’s lecture is also part of the Digital Cultures Day event. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Rice at 585-385-7374.


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