Writer Luc Sante to Lead Discussion on Using Photography to Capture Criminal Evidence

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Luc Sante, author of Evidence, to speak tomorrow at 6 p.m.


Even a seemingly empty photograph can tell a remarkable story, according to acclaimed writer Luc Sante, who will be speaking in conjunction with the MoCP’s current exhibition, Crime Unseen, tomorrow at 6 p.m. The lecture will be held at Columbia College Chicago’s Hokin Lecture Hall, located at 623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 109.

Sante, who will be armed with a collection of nearly 100 unpublished New York City Police Department photographs from the 1930s, will discuss how even seemingly benign photographs can be used to document real criminal evidence.

Admission is free and open to the public.

About Sante:
Since 1984, Sante has written on the subjects of film, art, photography and a variety of cultural phenomena. Among his numerous awards, Sante received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship; a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters); a Grammy for album notes; and an Infinity Award for writing from the International Center of Photography. His books include Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York (1991); Evidence (1992); Walker Evans (2001); and Folk Photography (2009).

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