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Visual and Media Cultures Colloquia: Shawn Michelle Smith

Wed, Jan 27, 2016, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Porter College, Room D245

Title: "Photographic Returns: Lorna Simpson's 9 Props"

Shawn Michelle Smith is Professor and Chair of Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She writes about the history and theory of photography in the United States, and gender and race in visual culture. Her books include:American Archives: Gender, Race, and Class in Visual Culture (Princeton 1999)Photography on the Color Line: W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture ( Duke 2004) Lynching Photographs (co-authored with Dora Apel, California 2007), Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity (co-edited with Maurice O. Wallace, Duke 2012), and At the Edge of Sight: Photography and the Unseen (Duke 2013), winner of the 2014 Lawrence W. Levine Award for best book in American cultural history from the Organization of American Historians.

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Free and open to the public.

Image caption: Lorna Simpson, 9 Props, 1995

Presented by: Arts Division, Film and Digital Media, and History of Art and Visual Culture