In commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, photography expert Richard Stanley will speak on “Civil War Photography and How It Changed the World” at the Architecture&Beyond Lecture Series Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at the Los Feliz Library, 1874 Hillhurst Ave.
Stanley, a Los Feliz realtor specializing in architecture and historic properties, is a graduate of the Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology, will talk on what American photography was like 150 years ago.
“Often called the first ‘Modern’ war, the Civil War saw the then-new medium of photography shape public opinion in ways never imagined. Photojournalism emerged with the start of the Civil War, and conventional ideas of visual art changed nearly overnight—and forever,” said Stanley, who has become an authority on the history of photography.
The free lecture series, now in its 11th year, is supported by the Friends of the Los Feliz Library and merchants of the Los Feliz BID.
For more information, call the Los Feliz Branch Library at (323) 913-4710.