NOON – 1:00PM
Thursday, May 19
Annette Trefzer will present “Eudora Welty’s Photographic Vision.” Trefzer is professor of English at the University of Mississippi and author of Exposing Mississippi: Eudora Welty’s Photographic Reflections. Internationally known as a writer, Eudora Welty has as well been spotlighted as a talented photographer. The prevalent idea remains that Welty simply took snapshots before she found her true calling as a renowned fiction writer. But who was Welty as a photographer? What did she see? How and why did she photograph? And what did Welty know about modern photography? In her presentation, Trefzer will answer these questions and relate Welty’s work to that of photographer Walker Evans. She will be available after the lecture to sign copies of her book.