Underground Railroad photographer Stephen Marc to speak at UB on March 26

Release Date: March 11, 2020


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Documentary photographer and digital montage artist Stephen Marc, nationally known for his book “Passage on the Underground Railroad,” will speak at the University at Buffalo on March 26.

Marc’s talk, titled “From Then Until Now: An African American Photographer’s Perspective,” will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall, North Campus.

The talk, sponsored by the Department of Transnational Studies in the UB College of Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public.

“Passage on the Underground Railroad” (University Press of Mississippi, 2009) features photographs and digital montages created by Marc from his years spent on the road in the U.S. and Canada documenting the people and places affiliated with the Underground Railroad.

Since 2008, “Passage on the Underground Railroad” has been listed as an Interpretative Program of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, a division of the National Park Service.

Exhibitions of work from “Passage on the Underground Railroad” have been on view in museums and galleries across the country.

Currently professor of art at Arizona State University, Marc has published two photography books in addition to “Passage on the Underground Railroad.” The books are “Urban Notions (Ataraxia Press, 1983) and “The Black Trans-Atlantic Experience: Street Life and Culture in Ghana, Jamaica, England, and the United States” (University of Illinois Press, 1992).

Marc is working on a photographic book project — “American True / Colors” — that explores how we define ourselves, and recognize each other as Americans.

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