African American Studies at Beinecke Library
Photographic Proofs, A Graduate Student Conference “A photograph passes for incontrovertible proof that a given thing happened. The picture may distort; but there is always a presumption that something exists, or did exist, which is like what's in the picture.” – Susan Sontag “But the proof of the pictures was in the reading. The photographs had to have their status as truth produced and institutionally sanctioned.” – John Tagg
July 11, 2007
Joel Spingarn was an educator and writer who published works of literary criticism and collections of his own poetry. He is most well-known for his involvement in social reform, primarily his work with the NAACP, which he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and President. Spingarn's wife Amy was a writer and artist; his brother, Arthur B.
June 23, 2007
June 11, 2007