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Louisiana Medley: The Social Justice Photography of Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun

Chandra McCormick, American, Daddy’O, The Oldest Inmate in Angola State Penitentiary, 2004. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist. © Chandra McCormick.

Lecture

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

In conjunction with the exhibition Winslow Homer: Eyewitness, New Orleans–based photographers Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun will discuss their decades-long, expansive documentary work that explores criminal and environmental justice, the history of slavery, and African American life and culture in the American South. They will be joined in conversation by Makeda Best, the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, and John Stauffer, the Sumner R. and Marshall S. Kates Professor of English and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard; the Department of History of Art and Architecture; the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies; and the Harvard Art Museums.

Winslow Homer: Eyewitness is on view at the Harvard Art Museums from August 31, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 5:30pm.

Free admission, but seating is limited. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30pm at the Broadway entrance. One ticket per person.

Following the lecture, guests are invited to visit the Winslow Homer: Eyewitness exhibition on Level 3 until 8pm.

Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.

Support for this exhibition was provided by the Bolton Fund for American Art, Gift of the Payne Fund; and the Henry Luce Foundation Fund for the American Art Department. Exhibition-related programming is made possible by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund and the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund.