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A Presidency in Pictures

November 1, 2015
1:00PM2:00PM
Rubloff Auditorium
Tickets required

The Obama White House regularly uses Flickr and other social media sites to disseminate intimate snapshots in real time, shifting the relationship between photography and the broader image of a US presidency. This careful attention to images – and the technology used to share them – has a long political history. From Abraham Lincoln to today, pictures of the presidency provide a compelling lens for examining the history of the medium. Drawing on her work in progress, The Camera Politic, Cara Finnegan of the University of Illinois explores photography’s role in shaping American public life and the power of its presidency.

Chicago Humanities Festival
November 1, 2015
11:00am - 7:30pm
Tickets Required
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