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Through these eyes – photographs of P.H. Polk – Illustration

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by Diverse Staff

From 1939 until his death in 1984, Prentice Herman Polk taught It
photography at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) and was the
official Campus Photographer. In 1933, he became chair of the
university’s photography department. Polk owned one of Macon County,
Alabama’s few private photography Studios and became a renowned
portrait photographer.

His images of Southern life — from the dignitaries who visited
Tuskegee and the middle-class African Americans who frequented his
private studio, to the farmers and laborers who worked the cotton
fields of rural Macon County — all tell a riveting human story as
interpreted through the photographer’s eye.

The following Photo essay excerpts of the images included in
Through These Eyes. The Photographs of P.H. Polk, an exhibition on
view, now through April 5, at the University of Delaware’s University
Gallery. The exhibition celebrates the centennial of Polk’s birth and
includes approximately 150 photographs. Numerous interpretive programs
also are planned.

For more information or to receive a calendar of events call (302)
831-8242; fax (302) 83 8251: TDD (302)831-4563; or visit the Web site
at http:// seurat.art.udel.edu.

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