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Art Scholar Examines "Augustus Washington and the Civil Contract of Photography"

Thursday March 25, 2010
4:00 PM • Art Building and Museum (ART), Rom 1.120


The Department of American Studies presents a talk by Shawn Michelle Smith, associate professor and graduate director of Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, titled "Augustus Washington and the Civil Contract of Photography."

Smith's research focuses on gender and race in visual culture, with an emphasis on early American photography.

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