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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Photographs and Memory

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented by: Caroline Loewen
Manager/Curator of the Southwest Region of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition (TREX) program
 
Do photographs help to preserve our memories? Or do they allow us to forget by creating an alternative repository for our memories outside of our minds? Can photographs be trusted to provide a truthful and accurate representation of places and events? Since the invention of the camera in the 19th century, photographers have wondered about this relationship between memory, photography, and truth. Although this is primarily a lecture, there will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
 
Caroline Loewen holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Calgary and a Master’s Degree in the History of Art from the University of St. Andrews. She is particularly interested in the nature and ubiquity of photography, the Arts and Crafts movement, and the visual culture of everyday life.

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