The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia

 

Date/Time

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
159 Chestnut Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Description

The True Meaning of Pictures is a feature-length documentary which addresses the issue of representation in documentary photography by examining the work of American photographer Shelby Lee Adams.

More specifically, the film seeks to spend time with the subjects of Adams’ work in order to get to know them better and it address the controversy and response Adams' photographs generate, which involves the politics of representation. Both strands of the film will combine to explore the larger-- and also self-reflexive-- issue of whether it is possible to "document" a community. The emotional intention is to compel viewers to move beyond voyeurism into empathy, so that by the end of the film they will feel authentically connected to people with whom they assume they have nothing in common.

Movies at the Museum is sponsored by Bistro Roca.
$5 students with ID, seniors, active military, EBT cardholders, $7 general admission

Contact

Phone: (828) 295-9099
  • Event Category:
    • Art/Cultural

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