Hampshire College Professor and Author Dr. Michael Lesy Speaks

Long Time Coming by Michael LesyDr. Michael Lesy will give a lecture at The Williston Northampton School’ for the Photographers’ Lecture Series in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center on April 1, 2011, at 6:30 p.m.

Lesy is a writer and professor of literary journalism at Hampshire College. His books, which combine historical photographs with his own writing, include Wisconsin Death Trip, Time Frames: The Meaning of Family Pictures, Bearing Witness: A Photographic Chronicle of American Life, and Dreamland: America at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century. He was recently interviewed by the BBC radio on the Great Depression and his books have been reviewed The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Guardian. In his book Long Time Coming, Lesy gathered a collection of 400 photographs by searching more than 150,000 photographs in the Farm Security Administration’s Documentary Photography Program archives at the Library of Congress.

Remaining lecturers in this year’s series are scheduled as follows:

Thatcher Cook, April 18

All presentations, which are free and open to the public, take place in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center at The Williston Northampton School. Full biographies of the visiting lecturers can be found at http://www.williston.com/photographers.