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Armstrong Moveable Feast Lecture

December 8, 2016 | 6:00 pm

“Landscapes of Unrest: Visual Narratives of Environmentalism and Civil Rights in Photographic Stills”
Drs. Regina Bradley and Angela Horne

Examining how landscape photography can function as a visual narrative, Angela Horne, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, and Regina Bradley, Assistant Professor of African American Culture, will discuss how seemingly “still” images of a landscape are translated into stories that inform the way we engage with modern American culture and society. Focusing on images from the exhibition Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography (currently on display at the Jepson), Horne will analyze the relationships between people and the environment that these prints encompass by emphasizing how at times the camera directs viewers’ responses and at others leaves them unresolved. Drawing upon another manifestation of “still landscape” photography, Bradley will explore how our visual images of the Civil Rights Movement shape our understanding of a Southern culture-scape today. She will direct our gaze beyond these images to observe connections between the visual narratives and the protests taking place in the post-Civil Rights South. Together, Horne and Bradley will expose the often unsettling social significance of stillness in these exposures.

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Date:
December 8, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm
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Venue

Jepson Center
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
Phone:
912-790-8800