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Andy Everson, citizen of the K’Omoks Nation, holds an image of his grandmother who played Princess Naida in Edward S. Curtis’s film, “In the Land of the Headhunters.” CIPX Seattle Art Museum, 2016 from the series Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX)

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What Can’t Be Unseen: Photography & Activism

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Get the latest updates as we examine photography and lens-based media through interviews, lectures, and critical essays.

The programs will include free and open to the public programs and content in 2022-23. Stay tuned for more information as we unfold this exciting lecture series for our audiences.

The Democratic Lens lecture series will include six sections, each with a corresponding humanities theme, historical era, and selection of contributing scholars. In alignment with NEH Special Initiative’s “A More Perfect Union” theme, scholars will present photographs that connect audiences to the diverse cultures, landscapes, histories, and individuals who collectively shaped the nation. The Democratic Lens will prioritize underrepresented histories to emphasize the diversity of the citizenry. We will present accounts that illustrate the challenges our country has endured and the stories of how Americans have worked together to overcome them.

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Upcoming Scholar Lectures on November 20, 2022.
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