“Wilkes-Barre in Thirty Images” is an exhibit of writing and photography presented by students in the Professional Writing Program at King’s College. The exhibit will be held on the fourth floor of Hafey-Marian on the King’s College campus from May to December 2016.
During the spring semester 2016, students in Dr. Noreen O’Connor’s Literary Journalism course read and examined photo essays and photo curation in texts including Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee and Walker Evans, and After the Last Sky by Edward Said.
The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture’s curator Paul Gardullo and his exhibition book The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise were particularly inspiring.
Students in Dr. O’Connor’s Editing course worked on the project, copyediting the writing and setting up the WordPress pages for the exhibit.
Students working on the project were: Samantha Bucher, Sarah DeMace, Brian Fisher, Sarah Gyle, Elizabeth Hoover, Anastasia Humphrey, Brandi Kultys, Emily Letoski, Molly Briana McMullen, Christopher Miko, Jessica Mulligan, Shaniese Ricketts, Nathaniel Eric Seals, Owen Vaughn, Tara Zdancewicz, and Stephanie Zedolik.
This exhibit was made possible by the English Department and by generous anonymous donations in support of the Humanities and Public History at King’s College