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Maurice Berger, CADVC, Latest “Race Story” in The New York Times
In the latest essay for his Race Stories column in The New York Times, published March 29, Maurice Berger, research professor at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, writes about Jeanine Michna-Bales’ stunning photographs of the stops along the Underground Railroad. Read more.      A complete index of his Race Stories essays can be found here.

Mark Alice Durant’s new book on WYPR’s On the Record
Durant discussed his just published book “27 Contexts: An Anecdotal History in Photography” on air with Sheilah Kast March 22. The book is part memoir and part meditation on the role of photography in our lives. Listen. CIRCA Catalyst host a book launch at UMBC April 10 at 12 p.m. Details.

Student Amy Berbert remembers victims of violence through photography
Berbert ’17 and her professor, Lynn Cazabon, visual arts, have been interviewed about the ambitious and moving photography project that has captured the media’s attention for its powerful impact on audiences across the Baltimore-Washington D.C. region. Read More.

Eric Dyer, Visual Arts, at TEDx Charlottesville
Eric Dyer describes reinventing the zoetrope and other animation innovations on November 11, 2016 at TEDxCharlottesville. Looking for a way to limit his screen time and once again use his hands in the creation of his work, he creates innovative zoetropes to make new films, sculptures, and photography. Read more.

Marvin Heiferman, CADVC, interviewed in Musee Magazine
Marvin Heiferman, visiting senior research scholar at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, guest edited the May Science/Issue 14 of Musee Magazine. Heiferman talks about the historic relationship of science and photography and about SEEING SCIENCE, the innovative year-long project he is curating and producing for the CADVC in an interview with Steve Miller in the issue. Read more.

Visual Arts alum Christos Palios’ Conversations Featured in Lenscratch
Aline Smith writes about the photographic series Conversations by Christos Palios ’02, visual arts,along with an extensive portfolio of these compelling still lifes. Read more.

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