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AIC Seminar Series

Antigua: Before the Storms (1967-1973)

Margo Davis[Home Page]

Notice:  Hosted by Richard Waldinger

Date:  Thursday, December 7th 2017 at 4:00pm

Location:  EK255(SRI E building)  (Directions)


VTC will be available

Margo Davis, well-known Palo Alto photographer and teacher, will present a slide show and talk on her iconic photographs of the island of Antigua published in her latest book from Nazraeli Press.

The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean recently took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. Antigua was spared. Barbuda was destroyed entirely along with many other islands to the north and south.

When these Antiguan photographs were made, very little had changed from earlier colonial times. These iconic images of the people and culture of African heritage in the New World have become even more historic in the light of this season's devastation.

   Bio for Margo Davis

Margo Davis is a fine art photographer with many published books and a long teaching career. She has taught for Stanford’s Sophomore Seminar Program, Stanford’s Department of Communication, and Continuing Studies Program. She was the Assistant Director of the former Center for Research on Women at Stanford (current Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford).

In addition, she has taught photography for UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz Extensions Programs and the Academy of Art College, San Francisco.

Her books include: Antigua Black, Portrait of an Island People, Scrimshaw Press, 1973, Women Writers of the West Coast, Capra Press 1983, The Stanford Album, A Photographic History, 1885-1945, Stanford University Press, 1989, Under One Sky, Stanford University Press 2004 and Antigua 1967-73, Nazraeli Press, 2016. She has had her work reviewed by and published in numerous publications. Her work is represented in individual as well as major museum collections including Cantor Art Museum, Stanford University, San Francisco MOMA, Bibliotheque Nationale and Brooklyn Museum.

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