Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Photojournalist Grady Franklin Exhibit at Ball State University Libraries

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Grady Franklin Photojournalism Exhibit at Ball State University Libraries

Beginning Monday, July 16, “A Career in Photojournalism: The Work of Grady Franklin” will be on exhibit in the Archives and Special Collections on the second floor of Bracken Library.  The exhibit features the photographs, writings, memorabilia, and newspaper articles from Grady Franklin, including photographs of Western film stars and festivals.

The display also includes Franklin’s freelance photography for several Indiana businesses, organizations, and institutions, including Western Electric, Indiana Bankers Association, Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, The Indianapolis Star, Conner Prairie, and the Christian Science Monitor.

Several of Franklin’s Western Film Fair photographs are available online through Ball State University Libraries’ Digital Media Repository.  This digital collection will continue to grow to include photographs of conventions Franklin attended between 1979-1989 and ephemera ranging from 1979-2009.

The exhibit will be available until September 14.  A special viewing and open house with Grady Franklin will be held on Friday, July 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The exhibit was curated by Bethany Fiechter, Archivist for Manuscript and Digital Collections, with the assistance of Rob Fucela, Public History intern.

For more information, please contact Bethany Fiechter or the Archives and Special Collections at 765-285-5078.

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