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See, Hear, Speak: Guerrilla Portraiture

The Fall Lyceum series WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA? presents the third lecture in our six-part series.

Medical students traumatized by their work in the morgues after 9/11. Soldiers in Iraq trained to deal with violence, but not its aftermath. Mental health workers in Afghanistan overwhelmed by their task. Delegates and protestors at national conventions with dramatically different views of our country. Barry Goldstein photographs and interviews groups of Americans who live outside the ordinary. He’ll describe the motivations behind what he calls his on-the- fly “guerilla portraiture,” and accompany images with audio excerpts from his interviews.


Speaker: Barry Goldstein is a photojournalist whose work has covered New York during 9/11, New Orleans following Katrina, an infantry battalion in Iraq, and military combat stress care in Afghanistan ( He is the author of Being There: Medical Student Morgue Volunteers Following 9/11 (NYU Master Scholars Press , NY, 2005) and Gray Land: Soldiers on War (W.W. Norton and Co., NY, 2009). He is Visiting Professor of Humanities at Williams College and Associate Professor of Medical Humanities at the University of Rochester. View more of Barry's work at his website.

$5 / students free.

Earlier Event: October 3
Why World War Two Still Matters
Later Event: October 13
Love's Labour's Lost