Slide Presentation Promises Unique Look At Russia

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EDISON — Gary Saretzky will offer a slide/lecture presentation, “Margaret Bourke-White: ‘The Eye on Russia’ Photographs,” at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison on Tuesday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m.

In 1930, Bourke-White, the famous photojournalist who grew up in Bound Brook, became the first foreign photographer after the Russian Revolution to photograph with permission of the Soviet government.  This slide lecture traces her transformation from an industrial photographer to an artist with a social conscience, whose left-wing associations in the 1930s came back to haunt her during the McCarthy era.

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Saretzky, an archivist, photographer and educator, has a long-standing interest in this world-renowned photojournalist and was guest curator for the “Margaret Bourke-White: In Print” exhibit at Rutgers University in 2006.

This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  It is free and open to the entire community as space allows.  Pre-registration is requested; contact Sue Horwitz, director of Senior Adult Services at 1-732-494-3232×603.


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