Dmitri Baltermants, Russian, born Poland, 1912–1990, Attack—Eastern Front WWII, 1941, gelatin silver print, printed 1960, the MFAH, gift of Michael Poulos in honor of Mary Kay Poulos at “One Great Night in November, 1997,” 97.463. © Russian Photo Association, Razumberg Emil Anasovich
Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 6 p.m.
An overview of the exhibition presented by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, MFAH.
Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 at 1 to 5 p.m.
Six photographers lead three panel discussions moderated by exhibition co-curators: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Will Michels, and Natalie Zelt.
1. War-Related Photography for Newspapers vs. Magazines featuring Carolyn Cole and Jonathan Torgovnik
2. Postwar Long-term Humanitarian Projects featuring Jim Goldberg and Susan Meiselas
3. Combat Photography featuring Don McCullin and James Nachtwey
The Symposium on Saturday will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from six distinguished photographers about their profession and projects, as this is a unique subset of photographers who enter combat zones, who document assassinations and attempted genocides, who use their camera lenses to capture both inhumane cruelty and humanitarian compassion.
The Ruth K. Shartle Symposium is made possible by generous funding from The Brown Foundation, Inc.