Autauga County Heritage Assn Welcomes Carol Highsmith and Connie Doebele - Sunday, February 19th (2 pm)
AUTAUGA COUNTY HERITAGE ASSOCIATION WELCOMES
“AMERICA’S PHOTOGRAPHER” CAROL M. HIGHSMITH
Carol M. Highsmith will be the guest speaker at the Autauga County Heritage Association’s General Membership Meeting, Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce building (131 N. Court Street Prattville, AL 36067) in historic downtown Prattville.
Ms. Highsmith will be speaking on preservation in America, featuring past and current historic projects that include the Willard Hotel (Washington, DC), and the Pratt Gin Complex (Prattville, AL). This event is open to the public and those interested in supporting preservation and progress are welcome. Reception to follow.
Carol M. Highsmith is nationally known as “America’s Photographer.” The Carol M. Highsmith Collection at the Library of Congress is featured in the top six collections out of 14 million images in the Library’s Prints & Photographs archive (www.loc.gov/pictures), alongside the work of Civil War master photographer Mathew Brady, Depression and Dust Bowl photojournalist Dorothea Lange, and the Historic American Building Survey. Carol Highsmith was interviewed on C-Span in July 2011. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/299632-1.
Additionally, Carol Highsmith has begun a multi-year project that involves photographing 21st Century America for the Library of Congress, picking up where Lange left off during the WPA project of the 1930s. She began 21st Century America expeditions in 2010 in the state of Alabama and in Washington, D.C., with underwriting from New York businessman George F. Landegger. Each year, she plans to donate 10,000 images from these expeditions to the Library of Congress. http://www.21stcenturyalabama.com
Since 1976, the Autauga County Heritage Association has sought to preserve the unique history of Autauga County, and to make that history come alive. We are dedicated to supporting preservation and progress.
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Rachel Deaile, Prattaugan Museum Director
Autauga County Heritage Association (ACHA) | Mailing Address: 102 E. Main Street - Prattville, AL 36067
Michael A. Breedlove
Alabama Dept. of Archives and History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130-0100