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Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Nineteenth Century’s Most Photographed American
February 1, 2017
Norwich Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
Professor of English and African American Studies at Harvard John Stauffer shares excerpts and images from his new book Picturing Frederick Douglass, presenting Douglass as a pioneer in photography, both as a stately subject and prescient theorist who understood the power of the nascent art form.
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For more information
- “Picture This: Frederick Douglass Was The Most Photographed Man Of His Time,” brief interview with John Stauffer on NPR, 12/13/15
- “American Exposure,” The New Yorker, 7/12/16
- John Stauffer website