Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa
In 1949, Margaret Bourke-White, one of the most famous photojournalists in America, travelled to South Africa on assignment for Life magazine. Some of her rarely-seen images from that period are featured in a new exhibition Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa currently on display at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Curated by Alex Lichtenstein, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, the exhibition offers a comprehensive look at Bourke-White's photojournalistic portrayal of South Africa in 1949 and 1950.
The exhibition will be at the MMWC through December 20, 2013, and in January 2014 it will travel to the Bensusan Museum of Photography, Museum Africa, in Johannesburg, South Africa, with the support of chief curator at the Bensusan, Dudu Madonsela. In April 2014 the exhibit will open at the Michaelis Galleries, at the University of Cape Town, in Cape Town, South Africa. An accompanying online exhibition will be available at www.bourkewhite.wordpress.com.
This project is supported by a Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration (MIIRT) grant. A program of the Office of the Provost, Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Indiana University. This project is also supported by a New Frontiers grant. A program of the Office of the Vice President for Research, New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities is funded by the Office of the President. Additional support for the exhibit was provided by the African Studies Program at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Programming support comes from IU's Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Journalism, the Black Film Center/Archive, the Indiana University Art Museum, the IU Cinema, IU Residential Programs an dServices, Foster Internastional Living-Learning Center, the Department of American Studies, the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, and the Department of History.
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