The American Folklife Center is pleased to announce the return of live events in our Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series! The first onsite Botkin lecture in over two years will be Wednesday, September 7, at 4:00 pm in the Whittall Pavilion, and will feature the renowned documentary photographer Martha Cooper.
Graffiti, Folklore and Community Life: Photographing Contemporary Culture
Featuring Martha Cooper
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EDT
Thomas Jefferson Building – Whittall Pavilion (LJG45E)
10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540
Martha Cooper has a long relationship with the American Folklife Center. She was a fieldworker on AFC’s Working in Paterson project in the 1990s, and almost 3000 of her photos are online as part of the project’s collection.
In this presentation, Cooper will share some of her favorite photographs and discuss her projects, approaches, and reflections on photography and documentation.
As with all our live events, we ask that you request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
For further information and updates, visit this link.
We have already announced our next very exciting live Botkin lecture, featuring the Kitchen Sisters and their special guest Frances McDormand, on September 15. Find out more at this link!
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This will surely be a great talk! As a fellow-traveler in the realm of folklife documentation, I regret not being able to attend in person that day. I hope that this presentation will turn up as a cybercast before too long!
Yes, we hope to have it online soon, Carl!
Looking forward to hearing about the folk-life.