Cold War in American Photography

Wake Forest University professor John Curley taught a class on how the Cold War both influenced and was influenced by photography. He talked about the… read more

Wake Forest University professor John Curley taught a class on how the Cold War both influenced and was influenced by photography. He talked about the perceived documentary nature of photography and how this idea was

manipulated during the Cold War. Senator Joseph McCarthy’s use, for example, of doctored photos during his anti-communist crusade or President Kennedy’s exhibition of grainy spy plane photos to support his hard line position

against the Soviets in the 1961 Cuban Missile Crisis. Professor Curley also discussed how artists incorporated the ideological ambiguity of photography into their work. close

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Cold War in American Photography

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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Apr 06, 2019 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 14, 2019 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Apr 06, 2019 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 07, 2019 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 14, 2019 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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