Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
NC Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
In this discussion, five documentarians discuss their journeys into places that were once filled with life but gradually became shadows and skeletons of past vitality. Their photographs and films connect viewers to the lives that once filled these places, prompting imaginations and memories to fill the voids. But the documentary works also reflect the personal connections the photographers and filmmakers have to the sites they document. Each of the panelists has a unique story to tell about why and how they chose to document a particular place. Showing examples of their work, they will explore how their own connections to a place affected those choices and what they hope to convey to a viewer.
Co-sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History, Duke University Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University MFA|EDA Program, and the Durham County Library.
Jon-Sesrie Goff (MFA|EDA '16)
Dan Smith (MFA|EDA '16)
Alina Taalman (MFA|EDA '15)
Moderator: Lou Brown, Forum for Scholars and Publics