Experiences of War
In/Visible Wounds: Portraying and Expressing the Experiences of War
With David Jay, Jerri Bell, Tracy Crow, and El’Ja Bowens
Join us for the opening reception of the exhibit The Unknown Soldier by David Jay at the Fredric Jameson Gallery on Duke’s East Campus. The evening will feature photographer David Jay in conversation with military veterans/authors/teachers Jerri Bell, Tracy Crow, and LeJuane Bowens. The panel discussion, open to the public, will explore portrayals and expressions of the experiences of war.
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics. This event is part of the speaker series In/Visible Wounds, which is designed to accompany and engage with The Unknown Soldier photography exhibit by David Jay, on display at the Fredric Jameson Gallery on Duke’s East Campus from November 7 -17, 2017. The Unknown Soldier is a series of large-scale portraits in black and white documenting young military veterans recovering from wounds upon their return home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Although the photographs chronicle the physical effects of America’s military conflicts, the exhibit focuses more broadly on giving visibility to the wounded among us and creates opportunities for stories of those who have been injured by war and trauma to emerge, to be told, and to be heard. Visit the series website at veterans.dukefsp.org.