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    Lecture: Makeda Best on the Origins of Social Reform Photography in America

    The Barnes Foundation

    2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
    • Saturday April 27th 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm
    Complementing our spring exhibition of early photography in Britain and France, Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at Harvard Art Museums, explores the medium’s beginnings in the US. Focusing on social reform photography in the Civil War era, Best will discuss how photographers grappled with the meaning of democracy and the social impact of industrialization. She will also consider the transatlantic dialogues that shaped the medium at this time.

    Timothy H. O’Sullivan and Alexander Gardner. Army Repair Shop (detail), 1864. 2013.6.2.20. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard Norton Memorial Fund
    Free - $10
    The Barnes Foundation

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