March 14th, Lexington: Artist Talk by Eugene Richards

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© 2014 Eugene Richards

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Artist Talk by Eugene Richards
Friday, March 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“A conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, Eugene Richards joined VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in 1968 and found himself working in a community service organization in eastern Arkansas. Running afoul of the Ku Klux Klan earned him a serious beating and numerous threats, but he left Arkansas with a series of haunting photographs of rural poverty that launched his career. For seventeen years, he traveled the world as a photojournalist for the agency Magnum and now focuses on his own projects. Intensely personal and deeply felt, his work also reflects a lifelong commitment to social activism, whether he is photographing the ravages of cocaine addiction, his first wife’s struggle with breast cancer, or the emotional aftermath of 9/11.”

University of Kentucky
Student Center, Worsham Theatre
200 Avenue of Champions
Lexington, Kentucky  [campus map #26]

This lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition on display March 14 – April 27, 2014 at the UK Art Museum and is part of the Robert C. May Endowment Photography Lecture Series.

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