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Renowned Photographer Rick Smolan '72 to Share Visual History of Justice in America in Talk at Dickinson College

Rick Smolan

Rick Smolan '72, co-creator of The Obama Time Capsule, a customizable book that ushers in a new era in book publishing. Photo courtesy of Smolan.

The Good Fight: America’s Ongoing Struggle for Justice

by Samuel Weisman ’18

Best-selling author and former National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan '72 will share stories and images from the history of social justice in America. His talk, “The Good Fight: America’s Ongoing Struggle for Justice,” will be held Friday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Althouse Hall, Room 106. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture. 

Smolan’s lecture takes its name from the book he co-authored with Jennifer Erwitt. In it, they use photographs of struggle and activism to put social challenges and triumphs in perspective. The project, which was supported by the Anti-Defamation League, includes multimedia presentations, videos, songs and a companion smartphone app. People Magazine chose The Good Fight as one of its top 12 books of the year.

Smolan, CEO of Against All Odds Productions, curates photography projects on contemporary themes. He is renowned for co-creating the Day in the Life book series with David Cohen. Smolan also released New York Times-bestseller America 24/7 with Cohen and The Human Face of Big Data with Erwitt, which accompanied a 2013 Webby Award-winning iPad app and an award-winning PBS television special. Smolan has shared stories from his work at TED, The Davos World Economic Forum and other global events. The producers of The King’s Speech dramatized Smolan’s National Geographic cover story following Robyn Davidson's 1,700 mile solo camel trek across the Australian Outback in Tracks (2014), starring Adam Driver as Smolan and Mia Wasikowska as Davidson.

The lecture is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues.

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Published April 7, 2018