Margaret Sartor is a writer and photographer currently teaching at Duke University Durham, North Carolina. Throughout her career, Sartor has examined the unique power of photography to explore and illuminate questions of personal identity and belonging. Her books include Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price ; Gertrude Blom: Bearing Witness, What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney and the critically acclaimed memoir Miss American Pie: A Diary of Love, Secrets, and Growing Up in the 1970s. Her own photographs have been published and exhibited widely. They are represented in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and North Carolina Museum of Art. They have appeared in several books and periodicals. As a photography curator, Sartor has worked with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, the International Center for Photography in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She has most recently co-curated the Gedney In India show at the Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, CSMVS from March – June 2017.
William Gedney chose his subjects and often photographed people who were marginalized, living difficult lives outside the mainstream of society. But he never simplified the lives he portrayed. Instead, Gedney’s deeply sympathetic photographs transcend the specific moment in which they…MORE DETAILS