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Hutchins Lecture on Documentary Photography and the Realities of Capital Punishment

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
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4:30 pm
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Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian
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Hutchins Lecture Series

The authors of a recent Ctr for Doc Studies/UNC Press book, "In This Timeless Time: Living & Dying on Death Row in America," will give this Hutchins Lecture in a series sponsored by UNC's Center for the Study of the American South (CSAS). Jackson and Christian will discuss documentary photography and the realities of capital punishment, with an emphasis on Texas and the South; they will be introduced by Bill Ferris, senior associate director, CSAS, and Tom Rankin, director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke.This event is in conjunction with an exhibit at CSAS of Jackson's prison photography from "In This Timeless Time," on view through the fall 2012 semester and culminating in a closing reception on November 28, the day before the Hutchins Lecture. Jackson's photos were taken in 1979 during his and Christian's fieldwork for an earlier book and documentary film, "Death Row," illustrating life on cell block J in Ellis Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections. THIS TALK WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE JOHNSTON CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE EXCELLENCE, KRESGE FOUNDATION COMMON ROOM (039), GRAHAM MEMORIAL HALL, UNC-CHAPEL HILL.

Contact: Sally Greene