The Mirror of Race: Seeing Ourselves through History, a photography exhibit that challenges viewers to think about what they see when they reflect on images from an earlier time, continues at the Adams Gallery through February 25.
The exhibit includes daguerreotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes and other forms of early photography as well as prints from tintypes made by an Air National Guardsman deployed to Afghanistan. Ed Drew’s modern-day tintypes are believed to be the first battle-zone photographs using this method since the American Civil War.
Philosophy Professor Gregory Fried, who curated the exhibit, has long been engaged in the Mirror of Race project, which encourages people to “reexamine how they see others and themselves” as they explore an online exhibition of historical American photographs. Originals of many of these images are included in the exhibit.
The Suffolk community is invited to attend a A Mirror of Race conference on Friday, January 31, in the first-floor function room, Sargent Hall. The conference will include speakers on the history of race and photography and on how narrative forms our identity.