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Durham County Library Hosts Phone Home Durham

Program: Phone Home Durham
Date: Tuesday, Jul. 14
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host Caitlin Margaret Kelly, public programs director of the Power Plant Gallery, for a presentation and discussion on their current exhibition, Phone Home Durham, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Phone Home Durham examines the increasing use of mobile phone cameras, allowing users to possess both a camera and photo archive in their pocket. To create the exhibition, the Power Plant Gallery invited mobile phone photographers to submit images of Durham County taken with mobile phone cameras or other handheld devices. With support from Museo Digital Fine Art Media, a select number of photographs will be printed for inclusion in the Archives of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library at Duke University.

Submissions of cell phone photographs of Durham County will be accepted through August 22. Kelly will discuss the requirements and will be available to assist those who want to submit photographs at the program.

This program is presented and co-sponsored by Durham Library Foundation and the Power Plant Gallery, a laboratory for the arts at Duke University, located at the American Tobacco Campus. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or grozier@dconc.gov

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