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WORLD RENOWNED ARTISTS APPEARING AT CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE

Ron Tarver and Julie Blaukopf discuss responding to social concerns through photos

Blackwood, NJPhotographers Ron Tarver and Julia Blaukopf are currently exhibiting work in the Marlin Gallery at Camden County College. Both artists will give a presentation on Thursday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m. discussing their work, their methodologies, and their careers in the arts. This event is sponsored by the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission and admission is free. A closing reception will take place on Wednesday, September 26 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. The exhibition is also open Monday through Thursday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. now through September 27.

Ron Tarver is a nationally and internationally known photographer, author, and fine artist. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. His fine art photography has been exhibited in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. He is co-author of the book We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, published by Harper Collins, which was accompanied by a traveling exhibition that debuted at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. He currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA.

An Overdue Conversation with My Father” is currently on display in the Marlin Gallery. “This work involves the appropriation of photographs my father, Richard Tarver, produced in the 1940s and 50s to construct contemporary images that comment on the pervasive legacy of social and racial strife in this country. The more than 300 photographs and over 1000 black and white negatives he made of the African American residents in the small Oklahoma town of Fort Gibson represent a time when Jim Crow laws were still in place. While those laws have since been abolished, their legacy lives on. These reimagined images tie together a troublesome past with an equally troublesome present,” states Tarver.

  • Camden County College, Blackwood Campus
    200 College Drive, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012, United States
  • Thursday, Sep 20th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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    WORLD RENOWNED ARTISTS APPEARING AT CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE Ron Tarver and Julie Blaukopf discuss responding to social concerns through photos Blackwood, NJ – Photographers Ron Tarver and Julia Blaukopf are currently exhibiting work in the Marlin Gallery at Camden County College. Both artists will give a presentation on Thursday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m. discussing their work, their methodologies, and their careers in the arts. This event is sponsored by the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission and admission is…

    200 College Drive, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012, United States public