Finding Stories, Finding Ourselves: Photography

Wed. March 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Photographers and writers Timothy Duffy (Blue Muse: Timothy Duffy’s Southern Photographs), Alex Harris and Margaret Sartor (co-authors of Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897-1922), and Robert Schultz (co-author of War Memoranda) present striking photography, particular processes, and contemplations of barriers related to class and race and national origin. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“With gut-wrenching honesty and compassion, Timothy Duffy transcends himself in work that reveals his deep relationship to his subjects and their worlds. The collection of tintypes in Blue Muse deserves to be heralded as one of the great contributions to the history of photography.” —Steven Albahari, Publisher, 21st Editions

“Looking through Hugh Mangum’s lens, we are transported to another time. History comes to life in these diverse portraits of southern lives.” —Barbara Krauthamer, coauthor of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery

In War Memoranda, “…photographs of Civil War memorial sites, using the nineteenth-century cyanotype process, evoke at once the past and present, posing the question, “How far have we come since those terrible days?” —Aline Smithson, LensScratch