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The Making of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

February 6, 2019
7:00 pm


Brooks Memorial Library
Image of family in rough cabin

Middlebury professor Tim Spears looks at the 1941 publication of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Depicting the lives of southern sharecroppers, writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans resisted journalistic conventions to produce a book that raises important questions about the nature of documentary work—and art.

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The First Wednesdays talks that are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the Pulitzer Prizes are part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, which is administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.

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Starr LaTronica
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(802) 254-5290

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Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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www.brookslibraryvt.org