Book Discussion on Visions of America: Photographing Democracy

Joseph Sohm talked about his book Visions of America: Photographing Democracy, published by Visions of America. Joseph Sohm talked… read more

Joseph Sohm talked about his book Visions of America: Photographing Democracy, published by Visions of America. Joseph Sohm talked about his life and career as a “photohistorian.” He talked about his photographs - collected over 30 years from all fifty states - that depict different aspects of American democracy. He talked about the process of taking a picture of an intangible concept such as "democracy", stories behind some of his choice pictures, and the importance of critically studying one’s environment. Following his remarks, he answered questions from members of the audience.

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Book Discussion on Visions of America: Photographing Democracy

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Public Affairs Event
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 27, 2009
Last Aired:
Jul 5, 2009

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  • Jun 27, 2009 | 11:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 04, 2009 | 9:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 04, 2009 | 9:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 05, 2009 | 7:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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