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Behind the Iconic Images in LIFE Magazine

Thu, 9/24 · 5:30 pm · Webinar

Princeton University Art Museum
Cover of Life, special edition, August 11, 1969. Photograph by Neil Armstrong, NASA. LIFE Picture Collection. © 1969 The Picture Collection Inc. All rights reserved.

A live webinar roundtable with contributors to the publication LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography as they discuss some of the magazine’s most recognizable, beloved, and controversial pictures based on new archival research. These scholars will consider how and why such images—including Alfred Eisenstaedt’s VJ Day in Times Square and film stills of JFK’s assassination—gained iconic status after first appearing in Life magazine.

Participants include: Sharon Corwin (Colby College/Terra Foundation), Robert Hariman (Northwestern University), Jason Hill (University of Delaware), John Louis Lucaites (Indiana University emeritus), Paul Roth (Ryerson Image Center), and Catherine Zuromskis (Rochester Institute of Technology).

Moderated by Katherine A. Bussard, the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography.

Free registration at https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HAYMnDz3S7-9fa_jgUbRwA (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar, by clicking the “CC” icon. To access Spanish language captioning, enter the Zoom webinar, then open a separate web browser to visit https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-PrincetonUArtMuseum where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Spanish-language live closed-captioning for this program is made possible by the Rapid Response Magic Project of the Princeton University Humanities Council.

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