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Clinton Wright Photography Exhibit Opens in Lied Library

By Su Kim Chung on June 22, 2017 3:22 PM | Permalink

 

The newly redesigned Florence “Flo” Mlynarczyk Gallery opens with an exhibition of selected works from the Clinton Wright Photograph Collection at UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives

An exhibit of images from the Clinton Wright Photograph Collection in UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives has opened in the Florence “Flo” Mlynarczyk Gallery on the third floor of Lied Library.

From Visual Materials Curator Aaron Mayes, the exhibit features the work of Clinton Wright, a commercial photographer and former resident of Las Vegas’ historic Westside neighborhood. The images document the everyday life of African Americans who lived and worked in the Westside neighborhood in the 1960s and 1970s.

The exhibit was first featured at the Historic Westside School in February during a special premiere showing of the Vegas PBS documentary “African Americans: The Las Vegas Experience.” The film, produced in partnership with the “Documenting the African American Experience in Las Vegas” project from Special Collections and Archives, featured many of Wright’s photographs.