Tina Campt: “Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe”

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 (All day)
Event description: 

Professor Tina Campt discussed her acclaimed book Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe (Duke University Press, 2012). Image Matters studies the ways in which black European communities in the early to mid-twentieth century used family photographs to refashion modes of identity. The book explores the themes that have been central to Professor Campt’s path-breaking work at the intersection of postcolonial and European studies. Currently Director of the Africana Studies Program and Professor of Africana and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College, Campt has transformed current thinking about the relation between visual culture, literary analysis and the formation of transnational subjectivity.