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Livestream: The 2021 Sandra S. Whitehead Memorial Lecture

June 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Picturing Puerto Rico under the American Flag: The Documentary Vision of Edwin and Louise Rosskam
Lecture by Laura Katzman Ph.D., professor of art history, James Madison University.

Due to state COVID-19 guidelines, the on-site event will not be open to the general public. However, all are invited and encouraged to view the lecture via Livestream.

This talk examines the history of 20th-century documentary practice in the United States, focusing on a post-World War II photographic project set up by the Office of Information for Puerto Rico – an island government agency led by progressive norteamericanos, Edwin and Louise Rosskam.

The Sandra S. Whitehead Memorial Lecture Series was established and supported by the Honorable Paul Whitehead, Jr. in memory of his wife to highlight works from the collection.

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Image: Louise Rosskam, Untitled (Children in doorway at Barney Neighborhood Settlement House, 470 N Street, SW, Washington, D.C.) (detail), c. 1941-42, gelatin silver print. Collection of the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. 


June 13, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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