September2015


Andrew Lichtenstein, 4:00 p.m. Sept. 24, School of Education 1120


History || Memory || Trauma

As part of our inaugural lecture series, Brooklyn-based photographer Andrew Lichtenstein discussed his new project titled “American Memory.” In this project, Lichtenstein traveled across the United States to document places where important events in the nation’s past occurred. These historical landscapes, he argued, include marked and unmarked sites of tragedy that deserve to be commemorated.



Cedric Nunn, 4:00 p.m. Sept. 24, School of Education 1120


History || Memory || Trauma

As part of our inaugural lecture series, South African photographer Cedric Nunn reflected upon his newest work, Unsettled. In this project, Nunn documents the terrain of the Eastern Cape in South Africa, where colonial settlers and the Xhosa people fought a series of wars lasting for a century that resulted in the Xhosa’s subjugation. During his lecture, Nunn emphasized that documentary photography has the power to reclaim that history by engaging with the landscape of Xhosa resistance.