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Photojournalist James Wallace at Wilson Library Nov. 1

Hurricane Hazel at Carolina Beach, 1954. Photograph by Hugh Morton.

The work of photojournalism will be the subject of a lecture by former Daily Tar Heel student photographer James Wallace (’64) on Nov. 1 at Wilson Library.

The 5:30 p.m. talk, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Wilson Library’s North Carolina Collection, and the Center for the Study of the American South, is part of the Center’s James A. Hutchins Lecture series. It also serves as the keynote for a Civil Rights in Chapel Hill Celebration Weekend taking place Nov. 1-3 at locations around Chapel Hill and Durham.

Beginning at 5 p.m., attendees can enjoy a special viewing of the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives exhibit Photographic Angles: News Photography in the North Carolina Collection.

The theme for Wallace’s lecture will be “That we may know by our eyes,” and he will also discuss his new book of photographs, Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961–1964. Also presenting will be Patrick Davison, associate professor of journalism at UNC, who will examine the current and future state of the photojournalism profession.

Photojournalism and Its Role in Shaping and Preserving Local History
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
5 p.m. | Exhibition viewing, North Carolina Collection Gallery
5:30 p.m. | Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Wilson Special Collections Library
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203

Davison previously worked as a staff photojournalist at the Rocky Mountain News (Denver) and the Dallas Morning News.

Wallace served for 25 years as director of Imaging and Photographic Services at the Smithsonian Institution, and currently serves on the board of advisers of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The exhibit features 30 published and unpublished photographs taken for the News & Observer of Raleigh, the Daily Tar Heel, the Durham Herald-Sun, and other newspapers from 1891 through 2000. The images show how photographers use low camera angles, wide-angle lenses, and personal perspectives to create compelling news photographs.

The exhibit will be on view through February 3, 2013. February 10, 2013.

Among the photojournalists represented are Hugh Morton (UNC ’43); UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication faculty members Jock Lauterer (UNC ’67) and Paul Cuadros; Roland Giduz (UNC ’48), former editor of The Chapel Hill News Leader and The News of Orange County; Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey; and The Hatterasman author Ben Dixon MacNeill.

The exhibit is sponsored by the North Carolina Collection and draws on the holdings of its North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.

The website www.jacksoncenter.info/events contains complete schedule information for the Civil Rights in Chapel Hill Weekend.

 

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