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Jane Atwood

Jane Evelyn Atwood: Photographer


Thursday, October 23, 2008
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge

Annual Vivian R. Shaw lecture.

Jane Evelyn Atwood is one of the world’s leading photojournalists. Fascinated by people and concepts of exclusion, she has managed to penetrate worlds that most of us do not know, producing work that reflects her deep involvement with her subjects over time. In 1976, Atwood bought her first camera and began taking pictures of a group of street prostitutes in Paris. In her presentation, Atwood will speak about how she started and how she works, beginning with pictures from the prostitute series and including work from a story of the first person with AIDS in France to allow himself to be photographed for publication; a ten-year study of blind children; photos from Too Much Time (2000), her investigation of female incarceration in forty prisons and nine countries; and, finally, pictures from a four-year project on landmine survivors in Cambodia, Mozambique, Angola, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.

Sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Women’s Studies, History of Art, School of Social Work.

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