Renowned photographer Jim Dow will bring an encyclopedic knowledge of photography and selections from his vast collection of archival slides to discuss the question, “Is Photography Over?,” a public talk that’s part of his Visiting Artist residency at Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program.
Dow is a professor of photography at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His most recent book, American Studies, was published in 2011 by CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies and powerHouse Books and features a selection of many of the photographer’s best-known images—folk art, roadside architecture, signs, baseball parks, barbeque joints, and more—taken over almost forty years of traveling the country with his large-format camera. Click here for a photo gallery of images from American Studies. Dow’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among others.
The Center for Documentary Studies, the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image are the founding units of Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program.