Through American Eyes: The Mahatma and Margaret Bourke-White A Mini Seminar with Sumathi Ramaswamy
Friday, November 15, 2019 10:00 AM
Lemke Room, Bird Library
Ramaswamy will conduct a mini-seminar on representations of Mohandas Gandhi i drawing upon the Margaret Bourke-White collection housed at the Special Collections Research Center.
Focusing on an iconic set of photographs of Mohandas K. Gandhi
taken by the American photographer Margaret Bourke-White when she visited India
in the 1940s, this mini-seminar considers the role played by the camera in
creating and consolidating an image of Gandhi as Mahatma. In addition, we will explore how iconic
photographs (such as Bourke-White’s) have an afterlife in the work of the
contemporary artist of India who turns to them as productive resource but also
as problematic inheritance and provocative incitement.
Co-sponsors: Syracuse University College of Arts & Sciences; Syracuse University Humanities Center; Syracuse University Libraries; Department of Art and Music Histories; Department of History; Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies Department of Magazine, News and Digital Journalism; Goldring Arts Journalism Program; Visual Communications Department, Newhouse; Light Work; Lender Center for Social Justice; Democratizing Knowledge Project, and Renée Crown University Honors Program.
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