A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to view a remarkable exhibit of photographs made by Cedric Chatterley and the images have not left my mind. A few of the photographs came from the Barbara Lau and Cedric Chatterley Collection (#20025), a phenomenal collection of interviews, photographs, and manuscript materials documenting the lives and culture of South East Asian immigrants to North Carolina. Lau and Chatterley’s collaborative ethnographic work with their consultants from the Cambodian communities in North Carolina resulted in an incredibly rich and informative body of materials and we are honored to be the repository. Details on the exhibit, on view until June 29 at the Durham Public Library follow below. Have a great weekend.
North Carolina at Work: Cedric Chatterley’s Portraits and Landscapes of Traditional Labor
An exhibition organized by the North Carolina Folklife Institute:
On display April 29 —June 29, 2012
Location: Durham County Main Library (300 N Roxboro)
Free and Open to the public
Chatterley’s photographs depict North Carolinians at work and the landscapes that surround them. At-work images in their lived environment evokes a strong sense of place that many North Carolinians feel, and visitors expect to experience. This exhibition will foster conversations about the relationship between work, the environment/place, identity, and community.
Drawn from the NCFI archives, these images spring from projects undertaken by the Folklife Institute and the Folklife Program of the North Carolina Arts Council.
This exhibit is curated by Liz Lindsey, with curatorial assistance by students in the “Mount a Real Documentary Photography Exhibit” continuing studies class course at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Co-sponsored by Durham County Library and the Center for Documentary Studies
Supported by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
The North Carolina Folklife Institute is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Its archive projects are supported in part by a grant from the Visual Resource Association Foundation.
“Mount a Real Documentary Photography Exhibit” continuing studies course at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, (April 7 —April 28, 2012)
Organized by the North Carolina Folklife Institute, supporting the People’s Arts since 1974 • http://www.ncfolk.org/