no more segregated proms

On October 20, Gillian Laub showed work from her NY Times photo essay on segregated proms at Montgomery County High School. The lecture, sponsored by the Photography Department, is part of the Photo Talks lecture series. Although the south-Central Georgia high school was integrated in 1971, the prom had remained a “separate but equal” type affair long after that.

photo by Gillian Laub from "A Prom Divided"

The school did finally integrate its prom into one dance. But Laub’s equipment has not yet been returned. It was grabbed from her by a sheriff who demanded to know the newspaper she was working for.

Laub also showed photos from other work, including a series of portraits that reflect the physical harm caused by the violence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

photo used with permission

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