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School of Communication


SOC to debut video and photo exhibit

SOC to debut video and photo exhibit

Caption: The Media Burn Archive exhibit features collections celebrating LGBTQ+, Black history, author Studs Turkel, and guerilla video footage. Image courtesy Media Burn Archive.

The School of Communication is partnering with The Media Burn Archive to debut an exhibit featuring video and still image art on Friday, September 16 on the Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus.

The exhibit will highlight collections celebrating LGBTQ+ and Black history, as well as the legacy of protest and social justice in Chicago. The exhibit opening will be from 4-6 p.m. in the School of Communication, 51 E. Pearson St.

The Media Burn Archive is an award-winning nonprofit in Chicago that collects, produces and distributes video work created by artists, activists, TV stations and community groups, from around the world and particularly from Chicago.

No other institution can claim as large a collection of video with Studs Terkel or guerilla footage of presidential debates and elections. Media Burn video has been documenting protests and art, social and family life since the early days of video recording, now over a 50-year time span.

“Media Burn is one our nation's most important archives for housing and distributing significant, historic video work for free to the public. And they do it creatively and guerrilla-style,” said Dr. Elizabeth Coffman, Interim Dean of the School of Communication.

The free exhibit opening will offer guests hors d'oeuvres and beverages, and a chance to connect with both the SOC and leadership from The Media Burn Archive, including founder Tom Weinberg and executive director Sara Chapman.

A note on Covid safety: Currently, Loyola does not require masks at indoor events, but they are encouraged. However, guests are still asked to upload their vaccination cards to the CLEAR Health App here. Please be prepared to show your app and a photo ID to our security desk officers when you arrive.

For more information, contact SOC Events Coordinator Genevieve Buthod at gbuthod@luc.edu or by calling 312-915-6972.