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Event Information

Title: Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa
Sharing: Public
Start Time: Friday September 06, 2013 04:00 PM
End Time: Friday September 06, 2013 06:00 PM
Location: Mathers Museum of World Cultures
Free/Busy: busy

In 1949, Margaret Bourke-White, one of the most famous photojournalists in America, travelled to South Africa on assignment for Life magazine.  Some of her rarely-seen images from that period are featured in a new exhibition— Photos in Black and White:  Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa—opening September 6 at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.  Curated by Alex Lichtenstein, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, the exhibition offers a comprehensive look at Bourke-White’s photojournalistic portrayal of South Africa in 1949 and 1950.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on September 6, from 4 to 6 p.m.  During the event, Dr. Lichtenstein will speak on his work in South Africa, and will be joined by South African photographer Cedric Nunn, who will speak on contemporary photography in South Africa, and Dudu Madonsela, Head Curator, Bensusan Museum of Photography at Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Contact Email: lichtens@indiana.edu
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