Pulitizer Nominee To Judge Photography Show
Award-winning photographer, educator and author Phillip C. Dunn will judge the upcoming RAL Center Art Center’s Annual Photography Show. Dunn will reveal the winners, comment on the entries, and field audience questions about photography during the Art Center’s First Friday Opening Reception on October 4.
Dunn’s Pulitzer-nominated book, A True Likeness: The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts, 1920-1936, is a collection of Roberts’ portraits that establish the existence of a thriving black middle class in Columbia, SC in the1920s. Dunn developed 4,000 glass negatives the Roberts’ family carefully stored for decades. Originally published in 1986, a new edition of the groundbreaking book was released in July.
As Chair and Distinguished Professor of Art at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Dunn won numerous education awards, including National Educator of the Year, completed major commissions for USC, and served as artist-in-residence at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort.
Dunn and his wife Joan now live in Mathews County where they have a sales gallery and studio. Dunn formed the Mathews Camera Club to bring area photographers of all levels together and offers digital photography workshops and mentoring services. He is currently working on a body of work based on the Virginia coastline. The RAL Art Center is pleased that Dr. Dunn will offer photography workshops at the Art Center in 2020.
Come view the show, meet Dr. Dunn, congratulate the winners, and enjoy free wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres. Everyone’s invited to the reception on Friday, October 4 from 5-7PM, RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock