LIFE Unfolds Across Academic Disciplines

July 22, 2020

In Spring 2020, the Humanities Council’s David A Gardner ’69 Magic Project was due to host a roundtable with Princeton faculty members Jeremy Adelman (History), Thomas Y. Levin (German), and Katherine Hill Reischl (Slavic) and the prize-winning documentary photographer Susan Meiselas to discuss how LIFE used photographs in its weekly publication, from 1936 to 1972, as a way to establish its view of the world as a first draft of history. The conversation which was canceled due to COVID-19 formed part of the the special exhibition “LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography” at the Princeton University Art Museum.

In this University homepage feature, faculty members reflect on one image in the exhibition and how the exhibition related to their course or research. Some also connected the materials to the COVID-19 crisis.

Read the full story on the University homepage.

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