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Over the last eighteen years, photographer Robert Dawson has crisscrossed the United States documenting hundreds of public libraries, large and small, old and new, urban and rural, in poor communities and in wealthy ones.

From the majestic reading room at the New York Public Library to Allensworth, California's one-room Tulare County Free Library built by former slaves. His collection of images documents our vibrant, essential, yet threatened library system as it undergoes profound changes in its identity and purpose, yet remains at the very heart of American civic life. "Robert Dawson shows us…what is at stake: when a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.” – Bill Moyers

Robert Dawson will be selling and signing copies of his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay following this event.

 

Brief Bio

Robert Dawson's photographs have been recognized by a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize. His work has been shown in numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Getty Museum and the Library of Congress. Dawson teaches photography at San Jose State University and Stanford University.


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