Arts and Humanities lecture Apr. 22 to feature Danny Wilcox Frazier
In order to answer the age old question, “Who are we?” Kirkwood Community College’s Arts and Humanities department is bringing in someone with a little perspective.
Danny Wilcox Frazier, Time Magazine photographer and author of the award-winning book, “Driftless” will be speaking in Ballantyne Auditorium at 11 a.m. on April 22. Frazier will speak on his book, which chronicles the life of Iowans living in shrinking rural communities.
Frazier is a documentary photographer from Iowa. He won the 2006 Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize for the work he did over a four-year period shooting photos for “Driftless.”
Frazier has worked for decorated publications such as Time, Life, Newsweek, Forbes and People. Frazier has his Master’s degree from the University of Iowa and also taught photojournalism there during Graduate school.
Frazier’s work is the latest installment in a series of presentations that included Carl Honore, author of “In Praise of Slowness” and professor of Jewish studies at the University of Iowa, Jay Holstein.
Kirkwood’s Arts and Humanities department is sponsoring the lecture to promote the arts and humanities as ways of making sense of human existence.