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Keep All You Wish: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum

The Archive of Documentary Arts monthly blog post highlights work in our holdings that has been digitized. This month, we remember the work of photographer Hugh Mangum (1877-1922), currently on exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke.  Graduate student Sarah Stacke curated the exhibit Keep All You Wish: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum as her final project for the Graduate in Liberal Studies degree, Spring 2012. The exhibit can be viewed at the Lyndhurst Gallery at the Center for Documentary Studies until October 20, 2012. Keep All You Wish will be viewable online through the Library’s exhibit site shortly.

Hugh Mangum primarily photographed in small towns between Durham, North Carolina, and southern Virginia.  The collection is comprised of unidentified glass plate negatives.  The images in this blog are jpegs of photographer Bill Bamberger’s inkjet prints created for the exhibit from the Library’s scans of the glass plate negatives.

Post contributed by Karen Glynn, Photography Archivist, Archive of Documentary Arts.

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