Discussion on N. Jay Jaffee Photographs from Public to Personal, 1947-1997

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Discussion on N. Jay Jaffee Photographs from Public to Personal, 1947-1997
Thursday, February 27 | 4:00 p.m.
Albin. O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Christy Ford Chapin, Assistant Professor of History, will shed light on the historical context in which Jaffee was active as a photographer, with emphasis on the Cold War, McCarthyism, and the dramatic changes that occurred from the late 1940s through the 1990s.

Tom Beck, Chief Curator of the Albin O. Kuhn Gallery, will discuss the life and work of photographer N. Jay Jaffee including: the influence of the Photo League the only arts group that was included on the United States Attoney General’s List of Subversive Organizations in 1947; Jaffee’s longtime muse—the streets of New York City; and the increasingly poetic and personal elements that characterize his later work.

This discussion is part of the exhibition currently on display in the Library Gallery, N. Jay Jaffee Photographs from Public to Personal, 1947-1997. This exhibition continues through Sunday, March 23.

Reception to follow. Admission to this event is free.

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