Learn about how photographs are used to promote social and political causes, beginning with the famous photograph of a child and vulture, which was taken in the 1990s during a famine in Sudan. This talk is related to a course Szegedy-Maszak is teaching this semester, which is offered through the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.
Image: Kevin Carter/CORBIS/Sygma via NPR
Date: Monday, March 11, 2013 (register by March 4)
Time: 6:30 pm reception; 7 pm lecture
Venue: 2865 Albatross Street
Host: Brent Woods P'16 and Laurie Mitchell P'16
Andrew Szegedy-Maszak (B.A. University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University) is Professor of Classical Studies and Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek at Wesleyan. He works on Greek history and historiography, and on the history of photography. He is author of more than 40 articles, and his books include The Nomoi of Theophrastus (New York: Arno Press, 1981) and, with Claire Lyons and John Papadopoulos, Antiquity and Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005). He has won four awards for excellence in teaching and is the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Wesleyan.