Image: Margaret Bourke-White
Thursday March 3, 2022 @ 7 pm ET
Join the team at the Library of Congress for a sneak-peek of its upcoming exhibition, Object Lesson: Not an Ostrich and Other Images from America’s Library. Photography curator Micah Messenheimer looks at Doris Ulmann’s striking portrait of Maum Duck, made for a book about formerly-enslaved people in South Carolina’s Gullah community. Curator Adam Silvia talks about photojournalist and ASMP Legend Margaret Bourke-White, shown courageously holding her camera in one of the eagles high up on the Chrysler Building (featured image), then the tallest building in the world. Originally organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, Not an Ostrich features close to 400 images from the Library’s spectacular holdings of more than 14 million photographs.