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Virtual Speaker Series: Timothy Duffy on Photography and Southern Music Makers
July 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Date: Tuesday, July 6
Time: 7:00 p. m. EST
Location: Zoom (free but registration required)
Join us on Tuesday, July 6, at 7:00pm EST for our monthly Virtual Speaker Series featuring photographer Timothy Duffy. Tim will share stories and insights from his career working with Southern roots musicians, talk about his exploration of the unique process of tintype photography, and discuss the mission of Music Maker Relief Foundation, a nonprofit he founded with his wife Denise that supports these musicians financially and creatively. This program goes along with our current special exhibit, Our Living Past: Platinum Portraits of Southern Music Makers, featuring Tim’s photographs and various pieces of folk art. The exhibit is on display through September 30, 2021.
* “Timothy Duffy on Photography and Southern Music Makers” is free and open to the public, but please register to attend below. Donations are welcome and help to support free and low-cost museum programming.
Timothy Duffy is a folklorist, musician, and producer, and he has been photographing roots musicians for over 35 years. He started photographing and documenting the lives of traditional musicians when he was a teenager, continuing this work as a college student in western North Carolina. In 1983, Tim transferred to Friends World College and spent three years in Mombasa, Kenya studying Swahili musicians. During his work on his master’s in folklore from UNC Chapel Hill, Tim started working with Piedmont blues artists, many of whom are featured in the Our Living Past exhibit.
Music Maker Relief Foundation
The Music Maker Relief Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded in 1994 to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. Music Maker will give future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of America’s musical traditions.