Miami University Logo
Humanities Center
Twitter for Humanities CenterFacebook for Humanities CenterEmail for Humanities Center
This Year's EventsEvent ArchiveAltman EventsSubmit an Event
Photo of African American soldiers in American Civil War

Cancelled--The Black Civil War Soldier: Conflict and Citizenship

Monday, April 4, 2022
5:00 pm
Heritage Room, Shriver Center

Deborah Willis is an acclaimed artist, curator, and historian of photography whose pioneering research has focused on the representation of gender and the black body. The recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, Willis is the author of Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present; Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present; Black: A Celebration of Culture; and many others.  Her books Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery (with Barbara Krauthamer) and Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs both received NAACP Image Awards.

Deborah Willis
Deborah Willis
University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging. Tisch School of the Arts, New York Univeristy