AUBURN – In conjunction with an exhibition of 19th century photographs, Roger Hargreaves will give a talk on “The Social Context of 19th Century Portrait Photography,” Thursday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m., in the auditorium of Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.
The museum galleries will be open until 8 p.m. as part of the museum’s Third Thursday Free Night. A reception and a wine tasting by Gus’s Fine Wine and Beer will follow the program.
Hargreaves is a writer and curator of photography and is a research fellow at the Research Centre for Photography and the Archive, London College of Communication. His exhibition on nineteenth century portrait photography in 2001, “The Beautiful and the Damned,” at the National Portrait Gallery, London, was considered a landmark. The accompanying catalogue, co-authored by Peter Hamilton, was the recipient of major publishing awards in Britain and America.
(Submitted by Colleen Bourdeau.)