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Documenting War

Documenting War

DJ Spooky, Artist in Residence
Susan Meiselas, Photographer
Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs

Jeff Rosenheim leads a conversation with DJ Spooky and acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Susan Meiselas, who gained international acclaim through her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Reflecting on the exhibition Photography and the American Civil War, on view April 2–September 2, 2013, the panel will explore issues of documentation, creation of history, narrative and the role of the artist at the intersection between art and war.

This event is part of the Met Salon Series.

Engage with Met curators, artists, and guests in an informal setting, over coffee and light refreshments.


Image above: Unknown artist, Captain Charles A. and Sergeant John M. Hawkins, Company E, "Tom Cobb Infantry," Thirty-eigth Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, 1861-62, quarter-plate ambrotype with applied color. Plate: 10.8 x 8.3 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.). david Wynn Vaughan Collection. 

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