Hansen Lecture at Fullerton, CA

Repost from @cophfullerton … Save the date! The COPH’s annual Hansen Lecture is coming up on October 25th at 5:30 p.m. It will be held in  Titan Student Union Pavilion A on the California State University, Fullerton campus. The event is free and open to the public!

Author and documentarian Sam Stephenson’s lecture, “Wide-Angle View: An Experimental Approach to Writing and Documentary Work,” is based on his recent book, “Gene Smith’s Sink: A Wide-Angle View,” the result of two decades researching the life and work of photographer W. Eugene Smith. Smith, a pioneering documentarian for Life magazine, created one of the most important archives in twentieth-century photography but remains a mysterious and provocative figure. Stephenson previously wrote books and curated exhibitions on two of Smith’s major unfinished projects: Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh Project (2003) and The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965 (2009). #samstephenson #lifemagazine #photography #csuf #archives #documentaries #coph #oralhistories #EugeneSmith

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