MFA|EDA Visiting Artist Jim Dow asks: Is Photography Over?

Renowned photographer Jim Dow will bring an encyclopedic knowledge of photography and selections from his vast collection of archival slides to discuss the question, “Is Photography Over?,” a free public talk that’s part of his Visiting Artist residency at Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program.

 

  • Monday, September 30, 5:00 p.m.
  • Full Frame Theater, Power Plant building
  • American Tobacco Campus
  • 320 Blackwell St., Durham, North Carolina
  • Directions

 

Dow is a professor of photography at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His most recent book, American Studies, was published in 2011 by CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies and powerHouse Books and features a selection of many of the photographer’s best-known images—folk art, roadside architecture, signs, baseball parks, barbeque joints, and more—taken over almost forty years of traveling the country with his large-format camera. Click here for a photo gallery of images fromAmerican Studies. Dow’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among others.

 

Rear of screen, Moonlite Theatre, US 11, 19 & 58, Abingdon, Virginia, 1977. Photograph by Jim Dow.

Rear of screen, Moonlite Theatre, US 11, 19 & 58, Abingdon, Virginia, 1977. Photograph by Jim Dow.