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Photojournalist Nan Richardson to speak, introduce AIDS exhibition
Photojournalist and social activist Nan Richardson will discuss “The Changing Art of Social Activism” on Friday, April 9, 2004, at 5:30 p.m. in Starr Auditorium, MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer St. This event, free and open to the public, will open the exhibition Pandemic: Imaging AIDS, which will be on display at Brown’s Watson Institute through June 12, 2004.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Photojournalist, writer and social activist Nan Richardson will discuss “The Changing Art of Social Activism” on Friday, April 9, 2004, at 5:30 p.m. in Starr Auditorium in MacMillan Hall.
Richardson’s lecture is the first in a series of events that will be offered at Brown University through June in connection with the exhibition Pandemic: Imaging AIDS. On display at Brown’s Watson Institute for International Studies through June 12, 2004, the exhibit provides a 20-year retrospective look at the impact of AIDS through the work of 58 award-winning international photographers and artists from 50 countries. Richardson is curator of the exhibition and co-producer of the Pandemic: Imaging AIDS project. A reception and viewing of the exhibition will follow at the Watson Institute. The evening’s events are free and open to the public.
In her remarks, Richardson will speak about the relationship of photography to social and political activism, exploring the ideological significance of photographs and the power of the photographic image.