Reimagining the Image: Andrew Lichtenstein
|Date||Oct 04, 2017|
Andrew Lichtenstein discusses his expansive career as a journalist, educator, and socially concerned photographer, as well as the recent release of his new book, Marked Unmarked Remembered (West Virginia University Press). Coauthored by his brother Alex Lichtenstein, a historian at the University of Indiana, the monograph presents photographs of significant sites from US history, posing unsettling questions about the contested memory of traumatic episodes from the nation’s past. Focusing especially on landscapes related to African American, Native American, and labor history, Marked, Unmarked, Remembered reveals new vistas of officially commemorated sites, sites that are neglected or obscured, and sites that serve as a gathering place for active rituals of organized memory.
Andrew Lichtenstein, a native of New York City, is a documentary photographer, journalist, and teacher who works on long-term stories of social concern. Over the last two decades he has concentrated on photographing stories about social justice in America. As a working photographer and journalist, Lichtenstein’s work on a wide variety of subjects has appeared in newspapers, magazines, websites, exhibits, and books. His book on funerals for soldiers killed in Iraq, Never Coming Home, was published in 2007, and Marked, Unmarked, Remembered, was published by West Virginia University Press in 2017.