As part and parcel to American Culture Studies’ continued efforts to bring the vibrancy of our community to the web, the Media Archive will include a growing body of audio and visual material. Culled from interviews with visiting scholars, recordings of AMCS events hosted throughout the semester, and features from program initiatives, the Media Archive rounds out amcs.wustl’s digital presence. Our aim is to offer site visitors a way to hear and see community inquire about and debate issues critical to American Life.
"I wasn't going down there as a spectator" - an Interview with Adrian O. Walker
Photographer and St. Louis native Adrian O. Walker came to campus as the featured artist in our panel discussion, Photography as a Medium of Change: Practice, Politics, and History, in late April, 2015. While on campus Mr. Walker kindly agreed to an interview with Matthew Fox-Amato, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Program, on chronicling the Ferguson protests as a citizen artist, the beauty of urban decay when examined and inscripted by the artists of graffiti and photography, and his imperative that his camera is "a tool, not a weapon."
From Adrian O. Walker's Collection (used with permission by the artist):
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