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Brian Adams: Bearing Witness, A Life

Event Date:

March 23, 2023 | 7:00 PM CDT TO 9:00 PM CDT


South Dakota State University
University Student Union
1421 Student Union Ln

Brookings, SD 57007

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In a public lecture on March 23, 2023, grantee Brian Adams will visit Campus Consortium partner South Dakota State University to discuss his photography career and the Pulitzer Center-supported project Bringing Anastasia Home,

Adams is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska, specializing in environmental portraiture. His work has been featured in both national and international publications, and his work documenting Alaskan Native villages has been showcased in galleries across the United States and Europe.

His first book of photography, I Am Alaskan, was published in October 2013 by University of Alaska Press. His most recent book, I Am Inuit, was published in December 2017 by Benteli.

In 2018, he received a fellowship grant from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and the Rasmuson Foundation to continue his work documenting Inuit life in Alaska and the circumpolar.

Adams will also visit classes during his visit to South Dakota on March 22-23. Read more about the lecture and Adams' visit by clicking here.


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