The Gund Gallery at Kenyon College is pleased to release another episode of Can’t Look Away: Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle.
In episode 4 part 1, we present a discussion of two works by Charles Moore: “Demonstrators attacked with water cannons, Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, May 6,” 1963, and “Birmingham, Alabama (Riot with police dogs),” 1963. What do these photographs reveal about the impact of images when used in a mass media or fine art context? How do these different outlets expand or limit their message? What does it take to desensitize us to images of violence?
Discussants in this episode are Austin Porter, Assistant Professor of Art History and American Studies, and Jodi Kovach, Curator of Academic Programs at the Gund Gallery.
About the series:
Can’t Look Away seeks to reveal connections between the Black Lives Matter movements and the Civil Rights struggles of the 1950s and 60s through conversations centered on select photographs depicting the Civil Rights Era.
Developed as a way for the Gallery to inspire our community to critically engage with some of the most pressing issues we face today, each episode will feature experts from across Kenyon College discussing photographs made available for the program by Gund Gallery supporters David Horvitz ‘74 and Francie Bishop Good.
Discussants in the series include Glenn McNair, Professor of History; Francis Gourrier, Assistant Professor of American Studies and History; Austin Porter, Assistant Professor of Art History and American Studies; and Jodi Kovach, Curator of Academic Programs at the Gund Gallery.
The Gund Gallery would like to extend a special thanks to our discussants, all our campus collaborators at Kenyon College, and our partners at Kokosing River Productions.
Funding for this video series was generously provided by David Horvitz ‘72 and Francie Bishop Good.