Borderlands Lecture | University of Hartford

The University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series for Spring 2019, focusing on the theme of “Evidence in a Post-Truth World,” continues Tuesday, March 26 (7:30-9:00 p.m. in Dana 201) with Hannah Smith Allen, Assistant Professor of Photography at Adelphi University, who will present “Borderlands,” a discussion of the photographs she took of the U.S./Mexican border landscape after the 2016 presidential election. The result, a series entitled “Borderlands,” consists of photographs, Google Maps video stills and screen-prints that illustrate the interconnectedness of the U.S. and Mexico, despite the politics that renders them separate. Professor Allen has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts (NYC) and creates artwork on issues related to war and nationhood, examining how, as she says, “images of conflict and contested lands shape American psyche and history.”

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