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Artist Lecture by Photographer Christopher Sims, Sept. 30

Guantánamo Bay and The Library at Camp Delta
Artist lecture by photographer Christopher Sims
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
Davis Library
5 p.m. | Reception and exhibition viewing (Gallery, 1st floor)
5:45 p.m. | Lecture (Research Hub, 2nd floor)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203


Download event flier (pdf)

In 2006 and 2010, photographer Chris Sims traveled by plane, ferry, and bus to the naval station and joint detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Because of military restrictions, there was no practical way for him to take photographs of people. He instead photographed the environments there that people create and inhabit.

An exhibition of these photos will be on view in Davis Library beginning Sept. 30.

Join Sims, Undergraduate Education Director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, for a free public exhibition opening and lecture. Reception and exhibition viewing at 5 p.m.;  lecture, making use of the immersive Liquid Galaxy Google Earth display in the Research Hub of Davis Library, at 5:45 p.m.

Sims is represented by Ann Stewart Fine Art, which organized the exhibition.

Related Links

Photographs by Christopher Sims: Guantánamo Bay and The Library at Camp Delta (exhibition information)


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