Photographer David Butow to Present Charles Arnold Lecture

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A group of protestors.

Globetrotting photographer David Butow is presenting about his distinguished career in photojournalism as part RIT's Charles Arnold Lecture Series.

An in-person talk is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in MAGIC Spell Studios' Wegmans Theater. Registration for the Zoom webinar option is required.

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Butow is a freelance photojournalist whose projects and assignments have taken him to more than two dozen countries including Afghanistan, Burma, Iraq, Peru, Yemen and Zimbabwe. In 2017, as Donald Trump took office, Butow felt compelled to move from California to Washington, D.C., to document the events up close.

Butow's latest work, Brink, is a book of 104 photographs chronicling politics in the United States during the 2016 presidential election and the Trump administration, concluding with the January 2021 insurrection and its aftermath. Jenn Poggi, assistant professor in RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, served as an editor on the project.

An exhibition of the same name is also on view at RIT City Art Space from Feb. 4-20. A gallery conversation with Poggi and Butow is also scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at City Art Space in downtown Rochester.

The events and exhibition are organized by Poggi and sponsored by RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.

Photo by David Butow

Jenn Poggi
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When and Where
February 03, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Room/Location: Wegmans Theater

Open to the Public

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