CULTURE SHOCK: The ART of Leading Society

Does culture influence us or do we influence culture? How can we distinguish between a cultural icon and a cultural leader? Under what conditions do contributors to specific arts become leading contributors to the culture of their times? How does culture shape how we view each other and ourselves?

Janet Jarman
March 26 • 7 p.m. • Jepson Alumni Center

Immigration and other contemporary social issues

Award-winning photographer and multimedia storyteller Janet Jarman discusses her 16-year photojournalism project on immigration in the U.S. and how she uses the art of photography to change the conversation and help society see contemporary social issues, such as environmental destruction and open government, in a new light. If a picture is worth a thousand words, Jarman—whose work has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, and other national publications—has written volumes.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Journalism

Although this event is free, you will need to register for it at or call[masked]-6522.

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  • DJ

    Janet projected some soul-stirring photography that depicts the human condition and life reality in third-world countries. Her talk explored disturbing back stories of some North American commodities such as avocados and coffee. 'Such compelling stories. My discussion with Janet's Dad revealed the inspiration of their daughter's steadfastness and the unabridged admiration that the Jarmans have for their daughter.

    March 26, 2014

  • Dustin K.

    I won't be able to attend either - client meeting overran in Crozet. My apologies!

    March 26, 2014

  • lauri

    my apologies but I have work conflicts and unable to attend. Enjoy!

    March 26, 2014

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