As part of the Texas Book Festival, The Contemporary Austin welcomes authors of arts-related books for talks and signings at the museum. See the full schedule at texasbookfestival.org. Texas Book Festival attendees are also invited to visit The Contemporary’s locations with free admission during the festival!
Today’s Events, 700 Congress Avenue:
12-12:45P: Eddie Adams: Bigger Than the Frame
Authors Alyssa Adams and Anne Wilkes Tucker
Moderator Don Carleton
Best-known for Saigon Execution, his Pulitzer Prize–winning photograph that forever shaped how the world views the horrors of war, Eddie Adams was a renowned American photojournalist who won more than five hundred awards. This afternoon, his widow, Alyssa Adams, and photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker share his award-winning images, drawn from the Eddie Adams Photographic Archive at the Dolphe Briscoe Center for American History at UT, for a retrospective look at his influential, enduring photojournalism.
1:15-2P: Hometown Texas
Authors Peter Brown and Joe Holley
Moderator Karen Valby
In words and images, Joe Holley and photographer Peter Brown explore the people and landscapes of small-town Texas, investigating what makes the people there who they are. With particular interest in how people take the hand they’ve been dealt and craft a life for themselves, the authors celebrate the grit and gumption of these Texas originals.
2:30-3:15P: Tom Lea, Life Magazine, and WWII
Authors Melissa Renna and Adair Margo
Painter and writer Tom Lea traveled more than 100,000 miles for Life magazine during World War II, embedded with soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, whose experiences he depicted. Scholars Melissa Renn and Adair Margo share this look at the images and words that make up Lea’s eyewitness reporting.
See events for Saturday, November 4, here.