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Al Margen: Photographs from Latin America and Reception with Petra Barth

Al Margen or “Living on the Margin” is the result of seven years of photography by Petra Barth in fourteen countries of South America, Central America and the Caribbean. The exhibit will be on display from 17 January – 1 May 2011. It is composed of 70 gelatin silver prints mounted in two campus venues. Forty prints are on view at the Frederic Jameson Gallery in the Friedl Building on East Campus and thirty prints are on exhib…it in the Special Collections Gallery in Perkins Library on West Campus.

An opening reception will be held on February 24th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Frederic Jameson Gallery. The reception will include a panel of Duke and UNC faculty who will discuss issues of poverty, marginalization, environmental degradation, and responses to disaster and crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean. Panelist include Dennis Clements, Director of the Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies at Duke and also serves in Duke Children’s Primary Care and the Duke Global Health Institute, Erika Weinthal, Associate Professor of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Sandy Smith-Nonini, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The panel will be followed by a reception and gallery tour by Petra Barth.

Petra Barth’s photographs are part of the Archive of Documentary Arts located in Duke University’s Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. The collection can be viewed in the Library’s Dalton-Brand Research Room.

Petra Barth’s photographs are part of the Archive of Documentary Arts located in Duke University’s Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.  The collection can be viewed in the Library’s Dalton-Brand Research Room.


February 24, 2011
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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