Duke Visiting Artist Rob Amberg Presents His Work, Offers Free Doc Photography Workshops

Boy with jawbone, Walnut, North Carolina. Photograph by Rob Amberg.

Documentary photographer Rob Amberg will begin his residency as a 2012–2013 Duke University Visiting Artist with a presentation on his decades of living and working in Madison County, North Carolina, where he has chronicled the lives and stories of people in isolated mountain areas such as Sodom Laurel. His portraits of a changing culture reveal from the inside the lives of people who are wrestling with the economic and social forces that are reshaping Appalachian North Carolina. Amberg’s first book, Sodom Laurel Albumwas published in 2002 by the University of North Carolina Press and the Center for Documentary Studies.

Friday, September 28, 4–5:30 p.m.; reception following
Rare Book Room, Perkins Library, Duke West Campus
411 Chapel Drive, Durham, North Carolina

Amberg will also hold two documentary photography workshops that are open to the entire Duke community. RSVP to Deborah Hicks if you plan to attend: dhicks@duke.edu.

Saturday, September 29, 1–5 p.m.
107 Friedl, East Campus
1316 Campus Drive
Durham, North Carolina

Monday, October 1, 1–5 p.m.
271 Smith Warehouse, Bay 6
114 South Buchanan Blvd., Durham, North Carolina


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