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Picturing the City

Using Photography for Engaged Teaching and Learning

Friday, November 8, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Gallery
Refreshments served at 10:00am

This event is open to faculty and grad students; however, registration is required to attend the workshop. Please register here by November 4, 2019.

Photographer Lewis Hine believed “Photography is an empathy towards the world.” In this HTLab, participants will learn to use photography, and especially UMBC’s extensive and rare photographic collections, to address issues of social justice, reform, and community engagement in the classroom.

Led by Baltimore-based photojournalist J.M. Giordano and UMBC curator of special collections and photohistorian Beth Saunders, this hands-on workshop will model how to incorporate photography in pedagogy across the disciplines, with particular emphasis on images of Baltimore and its history of industry. UMBC’s diverse special collections, which includes photographs by luminaries like Aubrey Bodine, Bill Brandt, George Bretz, and Lewis Hine, are available for research use on site and online by faculty, students, staff, visiting scholars, and the general public.

J.M. Giordano is an award-winning photojournalist based in Baltimore and co-host of the photojournalism podcast, 10 Frames Per Second. His work has been featured in Playboy, GQ, The Observer New Review Sunday Magazine, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, i-D Magazine, Discovery Channel Inc., Rolling Stone, and XLR8R. His work, from the Struggle series, is in the permanent collections at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and the Reginald Lewis Museum. In 2015 he was short-listed for the National Gallery's Outwin Boochever Portrait Prize.


The Inclusion Imperative is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Image caption: Construction of the Commercial Credit Company building in Baltimore by Aubrey Bodine (1956)
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