Frederick Douglass: On Photography
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
In the 1860s, Frederick Douglass gave several public lectures about the importance of the thennew invention of photography. In Pictures and Progress he shared his vision of the role he hoped photography would play in fostering a more democratic society after the Civil War. Douglass thus became one of the first major American theorists of the medium. This presentation and discussion will engage with his critical thought in the context of his time, and ours.