When the Cobbling Began: Photography and Chinese Shoemakers
in a 19th-Century New England Factory Town
Friday, February 6, 6 pm
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South, 1st Floor
In 1870, seventy-five Chinese men arrived in a New England factory town to work on the assembly lines. They remained ten years, but today there is hardly a trace of their existence–except for the nearly one hundred photographs taken during their stay. Through these images, Anthony W. Lee, co-curator of Diane Arbus: Family Albums, will construct a past for an early Chinese American community and explore these men’s impact on the industrializing world around them.
Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute (CAS), and the Grey Art Gallery.
Foraging Through Archives: Photo/Bio/graphy
Monday, March 1, 6:30 pm, Silver Center, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)
In this forum, photography experts will examine the photographic archive as a focal point of art-historical research. They will consider the joys and sorrows of digging through archival material: what one finds, what one doesn’t, what gets discovered, what is denied. Among other topics, Sarah Greenough, National Gallery of Art, will describe her experiences working with personal materials of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe; Sandra Phillips, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the institutional archives of the Vatican; Jeff Rosenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the negatives, papers, and collection of Walker Evans. Moderated by Shelley Rice, Department of Photography and Imaging and Department of Fine Arts, who will talk about the Donation Jacques-Henri Lartigue in Paris. First in a series of panels about the changing role and nature of The Archive in contemporary life.
Organized by the Department of Photography and Imaging (TSOA), and co-sponsored by the Program in Archival Management and Historical Editing, Department of History (GSAS); the Department of Fine Arts (CAS); the Fine Arts Society; La Maison Française; and the Grey Art Gallery.