Journalist Richard Woodward To Discuss
"Photography In Age of Terrorism" At MCCC Oct. 26

10/5/06


Journalist, critic, and filmmaker Richard B. Woodward will present "Too Many Cameras or Too Few? Photography in the Age of Terrorism" at MCCC on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 12 noon. The lecture is presented free to the public as part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series and will be held at the college's West Windsor campus in the Communications Building, CM110, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Based on an article he is writing for "The Atlantic Monthly" magazine, Woodward will discuss the relationship between photography and crime, the history of the medium as an evidence and truth-gathering tool, new and problematic developments in surveillance technology, and the peculiar, recent status of the photograph itself as a crime and the photographer as an enemy of the state.

Journalist, critic, and filmmaker
Richard B. Woodward

In addition to "The Atlantic Monthly," Woodward's articles have appeared in numerous other publications, including "The New Yorker," the "Village Voice" and "The New Criterion." His essays on contemporary photography have appeared in more than twenty monographs, most recently on Mike Disfarmer (Powerhouse), An-My Le (Aperture), and Abelardo Morell (Phaidon). A regular contributor to "The New York Times" since 1986, he writes the "Armchair Traveler" book review column for the travel section. He has been a visiting critic at Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art, and CUNY Purchase and has taught in the New York University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New York City.

Woodward attended Trinity College in Hartford, CT, graduating with a B.A. in English in 1975.

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