Age & Power






Getting Personal with the Patriarchy

Illustrated Lecture by MJ Sharp
Part of the Durham County Library’s Humanities Program

Join local photographer, M J Sharp, as she reviews her artistic output of nearly 30 years to discover the subtle thread of reckoning with the patriarchy that runs through it all. From early photographs of her father and her niece, which she later realized were "emotional self-portraits," to coverage of the women's martial arts movement of the 1980's to her more recent habit of photographing at night, which she experiences as nourishing and empowering rather than frightening, as the societal norm would have it, Sharp will explore how photography, with its inherent ambiguity, softens what would normally be a screed into a more nuanced and layered critique. Sharp is currently based at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Thursday, February 5, 7 p.m.
Durham County Library
300 North Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27701

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