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National Sawdust+ presents: Wide Angle with Gene Smith: An evening with Sam...

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Doors at 6:30PM

Advance $35 | At the Door $42
Advance Ticket + one-year subscription to The Paris Review $70

Noted author and documentarian Sam Stephenson (The Jazz Loft Project) and the indispensable literary journal The Paris Review host a National Sawdust+ evening inspired by the beguiling life and legacy of pioneering American photographer W. Eugene Smith. Regarded as the father of the photo-essay genre, Smith captured iconic and gritty images of the basements and alleyways of New York’s jazz scene; and his poignant documentation of the disease-stricken residents of post-war Japan continues to haunt our collective consciousness. Linked to Stephenson’s new book, Gene Smith’s Sink, the expansive evening will feature readings by Stephenson, a short film by Jem Cohen, and music by composers including Hall Overton and Sonny Clark. Musicians Orrin Evans, Victor Pablo, Eric Revis, and a string quartet from Wordless Music Orchestra – Pauline Kim Harris, Conrad Harris, Isabel Hagen, and Clarice Jensen – will also join the captivating lineup.

Sam Stephenson is a writer and documentarian whose book, Gene Smith’s Sink: A Wide-Angle View (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) will be published in August. He is the author of Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh Project and The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957–1965. His writing has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Paris Review, Tin House, and the Oxford American. A lifelong resident of North Carolina, he now lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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