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Rural Life Documented 1918 To Now At ISU Galleries

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:07:15 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

Rural Life Documented 1918 To Now At ISU Galleries The Illinois State University Galleries has put on the largest photography exhibit it has ever attempted. The Rural Documentary Collection Exhibition fills all four gallery spaces and has a satellite youth photography exhibit at Milner Library. WGLT's Charlie Schlenker talks with one of the curators of the displays using archival images starting in 1918, moving forward to an ISU project in the 1980s, and more recent social documentary photos as well. Curator Tony Preston Schreck starts by detailing the challenges assembling such a large exhibit presents.

Hear Tony Preston Schreck talk about photographing the immigrant migrant worker experience in Illinois

Find out what the eyes of young people bring to photographing rural life.

The exhibit is made possible with the help of the U of I extension, the Unity Community Center in Normal, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation.
Professor Emeritus Rhondal McKinney will give a talk about the project at the galleries October 2nd at 4 p.m.

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