CDS exhibitions intern Audrey Bell recently produced a video on the current exhibit Full Color Depression: First Kodachromes from America’s Heartland, featuring an audio clip of an interview with Bruce Jackson by publishing intern Joel Mora. Jackson discusses the origins of the show, and his thoughts on first seeing the rare Kodachrome images of Depression-era America. Jackson selected and, in some instances, restored a representative group of images from the Library of Congress collection, using files made from the original color transparencies, then printed them large-scale. (The transparencies are in the FSA/Office of War Information Collection at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress; loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsac.)
Thursday, April 19, 6–9 p.m.; talk by Bruce Jackson at 7 p.m.
Reception for Full Color Depression
Book signing with authors Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian: In This Timeless Time: Living & Dying on Death Row in America
Center for Documentary Studies
1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina
Full Color Depression is in the Kreps Gallery at CDS through July 23, 2012. A public auction of prints from the exhibit will be held at the Center for Documentary Studies on June 21.
To read a recent review of Full Color Depression, click here.
In This Timeless Time, by Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian, is out in April 2012 from the University of North Carolina Press and CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies. For more information, click here.