Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897 – 1922

Discover the extraordinary work of Hugh Mangum, a traveling portrait photographer who lived in Durham more than a century ago. As an itinerant portraitist working primarily in North Carolina and Virginia in the shadow of the segregationist laws of the Jim Crow era, Mangum welcomed into his temporary studios a clientele that was both racially and economically diverse.

“Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897 – 1922” is organized by Margaret Sartor, independent curator and Duke instructor, and Alex Harris, professor of the practice at Duke University, in association with Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies. Special thanks to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

This exhibition was organized in conjunction with the publication of the book “Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897–1922,” from the University of North Carolina Press in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in the series Documentary Arts and Culture.

  • Tu, W, F, Sa 10am-5pm, Th 10am-9pm (General admission is free from 5-9pm), Su Noon-5pm.
  • $7, $5 seniors, $4 non-Duke students with ID


Apr 26 2019 - Sep 01 2019


Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705


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