Public Lecture Bensusan Museum


We would be honored by your presence at an event to be held at the Bensusan Museum of Photography on March 19, 2014 in conjunction with the current exhibit, “Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid.”

The exhibit displays forty photographs of South African life taken for Life magazine in 1950 by renowned photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White. These were some of the first images Americans had seen of the horrors of apartheid in its early years. The exhibit brings these photographs back to South Africa for a contemporary audience, both as a visual record of the past and an act of remembrance.

On 19 March 2014 we will have a Public Lecture at the Bensusan designed to highlight the connection between the exhibit and Human Rights Day, celebrated later that week.  Our sincere hope is that you will be able to join us that day, and if possible offer a few public remarks about your own reaction to the photographs , which can be seen in advance here, if you cannot get to the museum:

Please let Dudu Madonsela and myself know at your earliest convenience if you will be able to attend.

Sincerely yours,

Alex Lichtenstein
Associate Professor of History, Indiana University
Curator, “Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid.”

Duduzile Madonsela
Head Curator, Bensusan Museum and Library of Photography

Tel:+ 27(0) 11 833 5624 X257
Cell:+27(0)  82 771 1901
Fax:+27(0) 11 833 5636

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