Looking Forward and Looking Back: Rashid Johnson and Frederick Douglass on PhotographyPosted Wednesday October 12 by Robin Keller
Please plan to attend a talk by guest speaker Shawn Michelle Smith, Art Institute of Chicago. She will present "Looking Forward and Looking Back: Rashid Johnson and Frederick Douglass on Photography."
Thursday, October 13 at 4:30pm
Schapiro Hall, 129
Shawn Michelle Smith, a leading photography scholar, will give a talk titled, "Looking Forward and Looking Back: Rashid Johnson and Frederick Douglass on Photography." Smith's talk grows from her book in progress, Photographic Returns, which examines contemporary photographers who look back to moments in U.S. history that also became important in the history of photography. Smith teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago and is author, among other work, of At the Edge of Sight: Photography and the Unseen (Duke 2013), Photography on the Color Line: W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture (Duke 2004), and American Archives: Gender, Race, and Class in Visual Culture (Princeton 1999). She is also a visual artist who has exhibited widely in the US.
Event co-sponsored by the History Department, Africana Studies Program, Art History Program, W. Ford Schumann, and the Davis Center