[Red Hook Editions] is proud and excited to present an intimate look at the life and work of early 20th century American photographer Hugh Mangum. The book was made in close collaboration with Mangum’s granddaughter, Martha Sumler, and features never-before-seen photographs and ephemera from their family archive. Click here to learn more.
Sarah Stacke is a photographer and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2012 she received a master’s degree from Duke University tailored to analyze photographic representations of African and African-American communities. For her capstone project Sarah extensively researched Hugh Mangum’s archive and curated the first-ever solo exhibition of his work, which was shown at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) in 2012. Shortly thereafter she wrote pieces for The New York Times and Aperture about Mangum and curated a major installation of his work at the Asheville Art Museum. Sarah has been an instructor at CDS since 2013 and is an adjunct professor at CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and the International Center of Photography, where she teaches a course about the role archives play in society.
In her photography work, Sarah looks at daily life in communities whose geographic borders were formed during periods of colonization. Often spending time with a community over the course of months or years, she looks at the intersection of culture and memory and questions how land, and the loss of it, shapes identities. Select clients include National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, BuzzFeed and Photo District News.
This event is co-sponsored by Asheville Art Museum. The museum hosts the Discussion Bound Book Club every 2nd Tuesday at Noon at Malaprop's.