UofL’s Photographic Archives: ‘Fine Young Kids’

Type “children in today’s society” in Google, and you’ll get an eyeful. Better yet, take a shortcut and go see the portraits of children in “Fine Young Kids” at UofL’s Photographic Archives. It’s a guaranteed conversation starter. Suggested topics: How has childhood changed? (Be prepared for classics such as, “When I was a kid, I had to walk two miles to school every day. In the snow. Uphill.”) Helicopter parents. The Free Range Kids movement. The exhibition is gleaned from the over two million photographs in the Photo Archives collection. The 31 photos date from 1940-2012, and include images by Sally Mann, Leonard Freed and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. For extra insights (and laughs), bring the kids.


Photographic Archives Gallery
UofL, Ekstrom Library LL 17

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UofL’s Photographic Archives: ‘Fine Young Kids’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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