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Release: Feb. 14, 2003

Martha Sandweiss Will Speak On "Photography and the American West" Feb. 28

Martha Sandweiss, a professor of art and American Studies at Amherst College, will present a lecture, "Print the Legend: Photography and the American West," at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in Room E109 of the University of Iowa Art Building.

The lecture, which is the keynote address for the UI's Art History Society Graduate Symposium, will be free and open to the public.

Sandweiss is a leading authority on the history of western American photography. She is the author of numerous books on the subject, most recently "Print the Legend: Photography and the American West," published by Yale University Press in 2002. For 10 years she served as Curator of Photographs at the Amon Carter Museum in Ft. Worth, Tex.

In addition to "Print the Legend: Photography and the American West," she is the author of "Laura Gilpin: An Enduring Grace," co-author of "Eyewitness to War: Prints and Daguerreotypes of the Mexican War, 1846-1848," editor of "Photography in 19th-Century America," co-editor of "The Oxford History of the American West," and a contributor to numerous volumes on the art and photography of the American West.

Sandweiss' lecture is sponsored by the Art History Society and the School of Art and Art History in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072,