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Photographer Dona Ann McAdams Discusses Social Justice and Photography

St. Johnsbury ~ In conjunction with her 45-year career retrospective exhibition at Catamount Arts, photographer Dona Ann McAdams will share examples of her work and how they reflect social justice issues in a talk at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on February 5 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, Photography as Social Justice,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

McAdams will sit down with curator John Killacky to discuss her work, and show her empathetic black-and-white portraits of performing artists, AIDS activists, political protests, people living with schizophrenia, Appalachian farmers, cloistered nuns, and others.

McAdams’ work has been exhibited widely, nationally and internationally, at places such as the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; The International Center of Photography; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Robert Miller Gallery and La Primavera Fotographica, Barcelona. Her photos are in the collections of, among other places, the Museum of Modern Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Print Club, and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in St. Johnsbury are held at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum unless otherwise noted. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of St. Johnsbury First Wednesdays talks.

The statewide underwriter for the First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series is the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

The First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series in St. Johnsbury is underwritten by St. Johnsbury Academy.

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is sponsored by Adler and McCabe, PLC and Friends of the Athenaeum.

For more information, contact St. Johnsbury Athenaeum at 802.748.8291 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

About Vermont Humanities

Vermont Humanities seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning.