The quiet gallery in Wilson Library slowly filled with chattering students and Chapel Hill residents Thursday night, all fixated on the black and white news photographs on display.
More than 70 people attended “Photographic Angles: News Photography in the North Carolina Collection”, which featured various local photojournalists’ works and a talk by photographer Jim Wallace. The lecture is also part of the University’s Hutchins lecture series.
The exhibition kicked off the first Civil Rights in Chapel Hill Celebration Weekend, which was organized by the Marian Cheek Jackson Center, which promotes the history of residents of Chapel Hill’s Northside neighborhood.
Civil Rights Celebration Dinner Time: Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. Location: Hargraves Recreation Center Info: http://www.jacksoncenter.info/community-action/events/
“There are lots of players involved, so we’re helping to connect them and publicize their efforts,” said Monica Palmeira, community actions coordinator for the Jackson Center.
Wallace is a UNC graduate who began his career as a photojournalist at The Daily Tar Heel in the early 1960s.