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Tuskegee photographer Polk is subject of lecture today at Auburn museum

A free lecture on photographer Prentice Herman Polk will be given today at 4 p.m. CST at Auburn University's Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

The lecture will be delivered by Amalia K. Amaki, professor of art history and curator of the Paul R. Jones Collection at the University of Alabama.

Polk was a studio photographer and the official Tuskegee University Photographer for 50 years.

Polk's camera captured campus and community life as well as visiting dignitaries and local residents in hundreds of images. His work is a singular record of place and the Southern experiences of African Americans from the late 1920s until the early 1980s.

To find out more, call 334-844-4946.

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