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Here, After

Produced for the upcoming launch of American Dream X, UNC’s latest Viscom project, Here, After is an abstract look at life, death and the space between the two, guided by the stories of a cryonicist, an assisted-suicide physician and a grieving mother. Their stories cover the spectrum of toska, a word best described by Vladimir Nabokov: “At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody or something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”

Original music by Mark Melchiorre

Video by Caitlyn Greene

PhotoNight LVIII with Sam Abell + 37th Frame

The 2009-2010 PhotoNight series is going out with a bang.  Legendary photographer Sam Abell will be here!  Sam Abell has photographed for National Geographic for 30 years and has produced more than 20 articles on cultures and wilderness subjects.  Abell has also had several books of his photos published.  His photos have been exhibited  all over the world including New York City’s International Center of Photography.  If you are a journalism or photography student, professional or enthusiast this is something you do not want to miss.

We also invite you to join us before Sam Abell’s lecture for a reception celebrating the opening of 37th Frame: The Best of Carolina Photojournalism.  The reception will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the ground floor of Carroll Hall.

Important: PhotoNight with Sam Abell will take place at Howell Hall Room 104 at 8 p.m., a departure from our routine.

Photonight L with Antonin Kratochvil

Please join us for our 50th  PhotoNight with Antonin Kratochvil, VII Photo Agency cofounder and World Press Photo Award Winner. Kratochvil has sunk his teeth into his fair share of upheaval and human catastrophes whilst going about his documentation of the time in which he lives. As people go, Kratochvil’s own refugee life has been much in the way the same as what he has rendered on film. Kratochvil’s unique style of photography is the product of personal experience, intimate conditioning and not privileged voyeurism.


Over the years his fluid and unconventional work has been sought by numerous publications stretching across widely differing interests. From shooting Mongolia’s street children for the Museum of Natural History’s magazine to a portrait session with David Bowie for Detour, from covering the war in Iraq for Fortune Magazine to shooting Deborah Harry for a national advertising campaign for the American Civil Liberties Union, Kratochvil’s ability to see through and into his subjects and show immutable truth has made his pictures not facsimiles but uncensored visions.  

Co-hosted by the UNC Global Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies. The event is free and open to the public. 

  • When: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday April 1st, 2009 (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center