Dartmouth Events

Grieving the Winter Garden Photograph

Laura Wexler, Yale University

Thursday, May 5, 2022
5:30pm – 6:45pm
Gilman Auditorium, Hood Museum
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Clubs & Organizations, Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

Comparative Literature Program Annual Zantop Memorial Lecture

The Winter Garden Photograph - the famous photograph that can’t be seen - has been central to photographic studies for a generation.

This year's lecturer Laura Wexler proposes new reasons why Roland Barthes withheld this picture of his mother from our un-grieving eyes.

Laura Wexler studies the social life of photographs across the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality and place. She is Professor of American Studies, Film & Media Studies, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Yale University, where she founded and directs The Photographic Memory Workshop.

She is a Principal Investigator of the Photogrammar Project. She is also the author of Tender Violence: Domestic Visions in an Age of U.S. Imperialism (Kelley Memorial Prize, AHA), coauthor of Pregnant Pictures, coeditor of Interpretation and the Holocaust, and author, as well, of many essays and book chapters.

This event is part of the Photography's Afterlives Conference.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact:
Carol Bean-Carmody

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.