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'Visualizing Race in American Photography' Symposium, Saturday, Feb. 7


Renowned scholars will convene at Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 7, to discuss "Visualizing Race in American Photography." This interdisciplinary symposium held in conjunction with the International Center of Photography's exhibition "Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self," will consider topics such as archives, the transdisciplinary relevance of racial imagery, and race and digital imaging.

The symposium will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Jerome Greene Hall, room 101. The event is cosponsored by Columbia University 's School of the Arts, The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, The Institute for Research in African-American Studies, The Center for the Study of Law and Culture and the International Center of Photography.

The symposium is free and open to the public.

"Visualizing Race in American Photography" Symposium Schedule :

10:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks

Coco Fusco, co-curator of "Only Skin Deep," associate professor of visual art, Columbia University

10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m . Considering the Archive

Ken Gonzales-Day, Art, Scripps College

Laura Kleger, Visual Art, Columbia University

Benito Vergara, Asian-American Studies, San Francisco State University

Maurice Wallace, English, Duke University

Frances Negron-Mutaner, English, Columbia University , moderator

1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. The Transdisciplinary Relevance of Racial Imagery

Kellie Jones, Art History, Yale University

Jose Esteban Munoz, Performance Studies, New York University

Deborah Poole, Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

Kara Walker, Visual Art, Columbia University

Kendall Thomas, Columbia Law School , moderator

4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m . Race and Digital Imaging

Wendy Chun, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Maria Fernandez, Art History, Cornell University

Tom Foster, English, Indiana University

Lisa Nakamura, American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rachel Adams, English, Columbia University , moderator

The symposium complements the exhibition, "Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self ," which runs through Feb. 29, at the International Photography Center , 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43 rd Street.

Published: Feb 04, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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