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The Innocent Eye Exhibit

For more than 25 years, photographer Wendy Ewald has taught poor and working-class children around the world how to record their lives and cultures on film.

From Appalachia to India, Ewald has spanned the globe to share with children the wonder and magic that photography can bring to their sometimes difficult lives.

She also learns from her students, whose poignant images often provide a fresh perspective on how the world is viewed.

In addition to her work with children, Ewald is also a respected photographer. She has published numerous books and won both Fulbright and MacArthur fellowships.

Ewald will be on campus to share her experiences as a photographer and translator of children’s images as this year’s visiting Una Lecturer, sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities. Her keynote lecture, “The Innocent Eye,” Tuesday, March 31, begins at 8 p.m. in 105 North Gate Hall.

On Wednesday, April 1, at 4 p.m., Ewald will join Gilles Peress, whose work was featured in an exhibit at the Journalism School last year, in a conversation about photography. The dialogue takes place in 220 Stephens.

Ewald’s photographs will also be on display at the Berkeley Art Museum beginning April 1. She will conduct a “walk-through” of the exhibit Thursday, April 2, at 4 p.m. The tour is free with museum admission.

For information call 643-6229.

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