November – December 2019 Events – News

Acknowledgment Of Danger
Passaic River, New Jersey. Photo Nina Berman, 2016 From the series “Acknowledgment of Danger”

 

EVENTS

Bronx Documentary Center
Panel Discussion: Conversations on Conflict Photography with Dr. Lauren Walsh
December 7, 2019 @ 6pm

 

EXHIBITIONS

University of Michigan
Whose Streets, Our Streets?
Women’s Studies Department
Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Exhibition closes December 13
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Susquehanna Art Museum
Aftermath:  War is Only Half the Story . (Series: Acknowledgment of Danger)
October 12, 2019 – January 19, 2020
Harrisburg, PA

 

BOOKS

My work appears in the following recently published books:

A World History of Photography,  5th Edition
By Naomi Rosenblum
Abbeville Press, 2019

Conversations On Conflict Photography
By Lauren Walsh
Bloomsbury, 2019

Documentary Photography Reconsidered
History, Theory and Practice
By Michelle Bogre
Bloomsbury, 2019

 

 

Extended Photo Caption:

The Joseph Carmine de Jessa Memorial Bridge over the Passaic River connects the towns of Lyndhurst and Nutley, New Jersey. The bridge is named after a 19 year old US Marine who died from a mortar attack while deployed as a rifleman in Quang Tri, Vietnam, 1967. The bridge spans a part of the river contaminated with dioxin from Vietnam War era Agent Orange production. During the 1960’s the Diamond Alkali Co. plant in Newark, NJ, produced Agent Orange for the US military and then dumped the surplus into the Passaic River where it settled into the riverbed stretching from Newark to Lyndhurst. The dioxin contaminated the fish and contributes to the River’s designation as a superfund site. Clean up of the dioxin and other pollutants are estimated at well over $1 billion. The bridge is in a state of disrepair and slated for eventual replacement.