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Feb 4

UMMA Dialogue: Mediating Disaster 

The exhibition Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation focuses on landscape photographs made at the sites of natural or human-made disasters spanning from ancient Pompeii to September 11, 2001. Join Jennifer Friess, Assistant Curator of Photography, for an introduction to the exhibition, which explores the active role photographs play in shaping our experiences and memories of a disastrous event, followed by a presentation on  representations of catastrophe in film by Daniel Herbert, Associate Professor of Screen Arts & Culture. A discussion between Friess and Herbert and Q & A with the audience will follow.

Lead support for Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation is provided by the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability and Department of Screen Arts and Cultures.