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Mount a Real Documentary Photography Exhibit

Dates: 4/7/2012 to 4/28/2012
Schedule: Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Located in : Center for Documentary Studies, CDS Library
Instructor: Joy Salyers

Regular Student: $250.00

The North Carolina Folklife Institute (NCFI) has documented and preserved traditional arts in the state for almost 40 years, and it maintains the state’s folklife archive, including 60,000 images, at its offices in Durham. Through a special partnership with NCFI, the North Carolina Arts Council, and documentary photographer Cedric Chatterley, students will work as a class to examine the Chatterley photo collection and help select photos for an exhibit. Students will also gain experience in writing exhibition narratives and printing and mounting photography shows. The course will culminate with an exhibit opening at a Durham gallery space. (18 hours)

Joy Salyers is a folklorist, writer, and anti-racism educator. She consults with individuals and groups on a variety of topics—her specialties include using oral history, experiential learning, and creativity to bridge community divisions, develop identity, and combat prejudice. Her personal fieldwork includes documenting life histories, writing poetry from family stories, and collaborating with members of a modern performance community.

Liz Lindsey has worked for over a decade with non-profit organizations, established artists, and professors, as well as undergraduate and continuing education students, who wish to tell stories through exhibits of various media. Her experience has included directing a non-profit artisans gallery; doing archival work for the North Carolina Arts Council and Southern Folklife Collection; and coordinating exhibitions at CDS. She is currently working as an independent folklorist. Lindsey holds an M.A. in folklore from UNC–Chapel Hill.


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