Opening Reception for “Madison County Stories” on Duke University’s East Campus, November 30

Photograph by Kristina Dixon, a seventh-grade student from Hot Springs, North Carolina.

An exhibition highlighting the mountain community of Madison County, North Carolina, features new work by documentary photographer Rob Amberg with photographs and digital stories by Duke students and middle-school girls who took part in the Spring Creek Literacy Project, a DukeEngage program. Amberg will give a talk at at an opening reception for Madison County Stories that will include a performance by Madison County ballad singers, and will also give a gallery talk the following day. The exhibit will be on view in the Friedl Building on East Campus through December 2012.

Madison County Stories opening reception
Friday, November 30, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; talk at 7 p.m.
Fredric Jameson GalleryFriedl Building 
East Campus, Duke University 
1316 Campus Drive Durham, North Carolina

Rob Amberg gallery talk
Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
See above location 

Amberg has been photographing in Madison County for nearly forty years, with many of those images featured in  Sodom Laurel Album, published in 2002 by the Center for Documentary Studies and the University of North Carolina Press. The images in Madison County Stories by Duke students and the youth of Madison County continue to tell the story of that Appalachian community.

This exhibition is made possible through a grant from Duke University’s Council for the Arts.

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