Planetarium to Showcase Photographers’ Work

Photographers James Crnkovich and Robert Del Tredici will be projecting and discussing their work in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium at 7 p.m. June 26 in Magruder Hall.

They are touring the country, celebrating their collaboration on “James Crnkovich’s Atomic America.”

Crnkovich has been to Truman before, exhibiting images from his earlier book on popular culture, “Authentic Americana.” He collaborated with English professor Bob Mielke on that book. In the 1980s, Crnkovich and Mielke worked together to document American attitudes toward all things nuclear: bomb shelters, Civil Defense drills, anti-nuclear protests, environmental cleanups, shopping malls with names like “The Atomic Mall” and sports teams called “The Bombers.” The two have continued their work individually, Crnkovich with this book and Mielke with his JINS courses on nuclear weapons.

Del Tredici, who teaches animation and film history at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, is a founding member of the Atomic Photographer’s Guild and author of several other books, including “The People of Three Mile Island,” “At Work in the Fields of the Bomb,” “Closing the Circle on the Splitting of the Atom” and “Trungpa Photographs.”

Their appearance at Truman is sponsored by Naciketas Press and by the Department of English and Linguistics. They will have a book-signing at the Truman Bookstore from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 26.