(In)visibilities, Omissions, and Discoveries: Archival Absences in Life Magazine and Beyond

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(In)visibilities, Omissions, and Discoveries: Archival Absences in Life Magazine and Beyond

Unknown photographer, Life photo editor Natalie Kosek reviews photographs, 1946. Gelatin silver print. LIFE Picture Collection.
Date
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time
4:00 PM EDT
Location
Art Museum

In conjunction with the Princeton University Art Museum’s exhibition Life Magazine and the Power of Photography, the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, and the Humanities Council’s Archival Silences Working Group present a workshop on the construction of, and research utilizing, image archives. Panelists will focus on discoveries, invisibilities, and active omissions in a range of photographic (or photo-heavy) archives. Discussion will focus on the ways that archives like Life’s are constructed, who is represented in the archives, and who is absent. Collections considered will include Ebony, Jet, the Works Progress Administration, New Jersey newspapers, and more. 

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-PdIIz5KRFSA-lABb6wtwA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This event is hosted by the School of Architecture and cosponsored by the Art Museum.