Photography, family history kicks off Sierra College Insights

Submitted to the Sierra Sun

Sierra College Insights, a community lecture series featuring professors across disciplines, will host a free photography and family history presentation at 7 p.m. Friday at Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee, 11001 College Trail, in Truckee.

“As we celebrate the 180th birthday of the public announcement of a viable photographic process, it is an ideal time to discuss what family photographs have meant to the various generations, including our own,” said Photography Professor Randy Snook.

Snook, who teaches a variety of courses including photographic history and 19th century photographic processes, will weave the writings of French literary theorist and philosopher Roland Barthes into the interactive Sierra College Insights presentation. “Bring a few, old photographs which we can use as a starting point to explore how and why family photographs have been taken over the decades,” adds Snook.

“Photography and Family History” is the first session in the Spring 2019 Sierra College Insights event series. Sierra College Insights is open to the community and mature teens are welcome to attend.

There will be complimentary refreshments from 6:30 to 7 p.m. followed by the presentation. Upcoming Sierra College Insights sessions include “The Pleasure of Looking: Popular film and the formation of identity” with UNR English Professor Justin Gifford, Ph.D. on Feb. 8 and the “Physics of California” with UC Davis Physics Professor Maruša Bradač, Ph.D. on March 8.

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Source: Sierra College

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