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One Of America's Foremost Photography Historians To Give Talk At University Of Virginia

April 9, 2001-- WHO: Sally Stein, associate professor of art history and visual studies, University of California, Irvine

WHAT: Lecture -- "Passing Likeness: Dorothea Lange's 'Migrant Mother' and the Paradox of Iconicity"

WHEN: Friday, April 20, 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 160, University of Virginia

Dorothea Lange's 1936 photo, "Migrant Mother," one of the most famous images of the Great Depression and one of the most widely reproduced pictures in the history of photography, will be the focus of a lecture by Sally Stein.

A leading American historian of photography, she has contributed to several important books on 20th-century photography, including "Montage and Modern Life, 1919-1942," "The Contest of Meaning: Critical Histories of Photography," and "Official Images: New Deal Photography."

Stein's lecture is sponsored by the McIntire Department of Art and the Department of Anthropology, with support from the Dean's Special Lectures committee.

Contact: Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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