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(In)visibilities, Omissions and Discoveries: Archival Absences in Life Magazine and Beyond

Archival Silences Working Group

April 30, 2020 · 4:00 pm · via Zoom

Princeton Mellon Initiative; Humanities Council Princeton University Art Museum
Photo: Unknown photographer, Life photo editor Natalie Kosek reviews photographs, 1946. Gelatin silver print. LIFE Picture Collection.

In conjunction with the Princeton University Art Museum’s exhibition LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography, the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, and the Humanities Council’s Archival Silences Working Group present a workshop on the construction of, and research utilizing, image archives.

Panelists will focus on discoveries, invisibilities, and active omissions in a range of photographic (or photo-heavy) archives. Discussion will focus on the ways that archives like Life’s are constructed, who is represented in the archives, and who is absent. Collections considered will include Ebony, Jet, the Works Progress Administration, New Jersey newspapers, and more.

Registration required here.

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