For release: August 28, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
Inspired by the impact of photography and memory of artist Carroll Cloar’s work, the
University Libraries will host a talk and historical discussion with Coriana Close,
assistant professor of photography at the U of M, Thursday, Sept. 5, at 11:30 a.m.
in the Ned R. McWherter Library, room 226. The event is free and open to the public.
Paid parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage, adjacent to the library.
Close’s photography deals with lost histories, and her research-based artworks focus
on revealing the unseen. She will present her series “Deadlands: Lost Cemeteries of
Shelby County,” discuss an anti-racist library intervention titled “Defaced: A Found
Archive,” and screen several video pieces.
Close earned her BA in cinema studies with honors in studio art from Oberlin College
and her MFA in photography from the University of Arizona. She has exhibited and lectured
in universities and galleries across the United States, and her photography and video
work has also been profiled in numerous publications.