Thursday, April 30, 2009
Poynter Center, 618 East Third Street
Department of Communication and Culture
No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy
Come hear John Lucaites from IU’s Department of Communication and Culture talk about the book he wrote with Robert Hariman of Northwestern University, No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2007). Consider some of the iconic photos and what they say and what is left unsaid. Some of the photos are a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square at the end of World War II, Dorothea Lange’s photo of the gaunt woman in the Depression, and the naked Vietnamese girl running in terror from a napalm attack.
Professor Lucaites was a Poynter Center Fellow in 2006-07, when the topic was “Memory: Ethics, Politics, Aesthetics.”
We hope you can join us for the last Poynter Center Roundtable of the semester. Poynter Center Roundtables aim to highlight creative work and research by IU Bloomington faculty in ethics and democratic life and culture.
Please RSVP to Carol Bland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-0261.