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September 4: “Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places” at the NC Museum of History

"Two Peas in a Pod" by Scott Garlock

“Two Peas in a Pod” by Scott Garlock from the “Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place” Exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History

The Center for Documentary Studies is cosponsoring this discussion featuring five documentarians as they describe their journeys into places that were once filled with life but gradually became shadows and skeletons of that past vitality. Photographer Scott Garlock, whose exhibit Rural Revival inspired the event, will be joined by CDS and MFA|EDA instructor Alex Harris, MFA|EDA students Jon-Sesrie Goff and Dan Smith, and MFA|EDA alum Alina Taalman; the artists will discuss how their photographs and films connect viewers to the lives that once filled these places, prompting imaginations and memories to fill the voids.

Friday, September 4, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
North Carolina Museum of History
5 East Edenton St., Raleigh, North Carolina

The panelists’ documentary works also reflects the personal connections the photographers and filmmakers have to the sites they document. Each of the panelists has a unique story to tell about why and how they chose to document a particular place. Showing examples of their work, they will explore how their own connections to a place affected those choices and what they hope to convey to a viewer. Learn more about the panelists and their work on the Duke Forum for Publics and Scholars website.

This program was inspired by the ongoing exhibition, Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place at the North Carolina Museum of History, featuring the work of North Carolina-based photographer Scott Garlock. The program is being presented as part of the NCMH’s programming for Raleigh’s First Fridays arts events. This event is cosponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History, the Durham County Library, and, at Duke University, the Center for Documentary Studies, MFA|EDA program, and Forum for Scholars and Publics.

 

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