Join us in person and online for a conversation with Donald E. Camp, Ron Tarver, Wendel A. White and William E. Williams, recipients of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography. The panelists, all based in the greater Philadelphia area, will discuss their work documenting (hi)stories of race, place, and the African American experience through visual media. Stephen Perloff will moderate the discussion.

Donald E. Camp is a Professor Emeritus at Ursinus, whose photography is featured in museum collections and exhibitions in a number of respected institutions in Philadelphia and across the United States. He was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, as well as awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ron Tarver is an Associate Professor of Art at Swarthmore college. Before joining the faculty at Swarthmore, he had been a staff photojournalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 32 years where he shares the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for his work on a series documenting school violence in the Philadelphia public school system. 

Wendel A. White is a Distinguished Professor of Art & American Studies at Stockton University. He has received various awards and fellowships including the Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography, Peabody Museum of Archeology & Ethnography, Harvard University, three artist fellowships from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts, Bunn Lectureship in Photography and grants from Center Santa Fe, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and various artist’s residencies.

William E. Williams is the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts and Curator of Photography at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. His photographs have been widely exhibited including group and solo exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The National Gallery, Smith College and Center for Documentary Studies- Duke University.

Stephen Perloff is the founder and editor of The Photo Review, a critical journal of international scope publishing since 1976, and editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition by William Earle Williams - A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865on view at the Berman Museum through April 3, 2022.

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Cost: Free



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