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February 2015

The Group Photo and the Policy of Disappearance in Stalin’s Russia: A Lecture by Dr. Denis Skopin, Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Olin 102

6:30 PM February 3rd @ Olin 102 The aim of this lecture is to analyze from the political and aesthetic perspective the phenomenon of the elimination of the “public enemies” from group photos in Russia during the Stalin era. The analysis has as its empirical starting point photographs we have discovered in the course of research in the archives of several Russian cities. All these photos bear traces of editing, whether that be various marks such as blacking out, excisions…

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Anthropology, Photography and the Field of Memory: Images from South Sudan, A Lecture by Patti Langton

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Olin 102

February 10th 6:30 PM @ Olin 102 Patti Langton will present, “Anthropology, Photography and the Field of Memory: Images from South Sudan” Patti Langton, a British anthropologist and documentary film-maker, lived in Sudan in the 1980s with the Larim (Boya) people, pastoralists whose homeland lies near South Sudan’s borders with Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. Her remarkable photographic and sound archive has recently been acquired by the Pitt-Rivers Museum in Oxford http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/reel2real/index.php/patti-langton.html, where she is a Research Associate. The photographs document the lives…

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April 2015

Artemy Magun

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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