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October 2nd, 2012

Upcoming Event: Salvage Anthropology

Salvage Anthropology and a South African City in Ruins
Coastal Whiteness and the Photographic Collections of Joseph Denfield, 1960-1967

Thursday, October 4, 2012
4:15PM - 6:15PM

The Graduate Center, CUNY
Room 8404
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Join Prof. Leslie Bank for a discussion of the collections of Joseph Denfield, a medical doctor who rose to prominence as an amateur photographer and public intellectual in South Africa in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Denfield participated in regional visual economies at different points in his career in order to establish his contribution towards visual histories in Southern Africa, experimenting with various photographic genres, from ethnographic to pictorial work, widely circulated in salon exhibitions.

For more information, please visit http://centerforthehumanities.org/, or contact (212) 817-2005 or ch-AT-gc-DOT-cuny-DOT-edu.