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Lost Rolls America

Traditionally, history was “written” by a few with power. Today’s technologies have given much of this power back to the people as increased personal documentation unwittingly democratizes the histories we come to know. In particular, photography plays a heightened role in how we document and remember our personal and shared pasts.


NYU Professor Lauren Walsh and VII Agency photographer Ron Haviv talk about Lost Rolls America (LRA), a national photo archive that emphasizes a democratic process and prioritizes the role of photography in memory and history. How has our relationship to images and memories evolved? What surprising phenomena can LRA show us about shared experiences across time, space, race and gender in the United States?


Through real-time interactive participation, the audience will have an option to share the photos on their phones alongside their own memories and become part of Lost Rolls America. This session explores what this means for the ever-changing dynamic between media, memory and history.


http://www.lostrollsamerica.com


**Student Admission: $10 at the door with valid Student ID


Lauren Walsh

Lauren Walsh, Project Director of Lost Rolls America, is a professor and writer. She teaches at The New School and New York University, where she is the Director of the Gallatin Photojournalism Lab.



Walsh’s forthcoming book, Conversations on Conflict Photography (2019), focuses on photographic coverage of war and humanitarian crises. She is editor of Macondo: Memories of the Colombian Conflict (2017), a photo book on the long-term civil conflict in Colombia. Walsh is co-editor of The Millennium Villages Project (2016), which documents UN-supported interventions to reduce extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, and The Future of Text and Image (2012), a collection of essays on the dynamic between word and image. She has published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Photography and Culture, Hyperallergic, The Romanic Review, The Journal of American History, and The New Republic, among others, and has articles in numerous anthologies.



In addition to her appearances on CNN, Walsh has appeared on radio programs and as an expert on photography in the documentary 9/11: Ten Years Later (2011). She has curated photography shows at The Gallatin Galleries in New York City. Her teaching and research focus on questions of memory and visual media, and she holds a PhD from Columbia University.


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