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South Side

When: Oct. 29-Feb. 27 2016

JON LOWENSTEIN: SOUTH SIDE

THURSDAY, OCT. 29, DURHAM

CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES—Last year, the Center for Documentary Studies' $10,000 Lange-Taylor Prize, which is for documentary artists who combine words and images, was awarded to photographer Jon Lowenstein for South Side, an extended study of his longtime Chicago neighborhood that combines black-and-white photos, videos, writing, oral history and found objects. Behind the life-filled documentary images is an invested indictment of segregation and wealth inequality. Meanwhile, the artist seeks his own role in a black neighborhood where he, a white man, stayed long after many had left. It's a vibrant, critical and personal documentary opus that harnesses aesthetic and social forces into one stark wallop. After this artist talk and opening reception, the exhibit runs through Feb. 27. 6 p.m., free, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, 919-660-3663,

www.documentarystudies.duke.edu. —Brian Howe

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