Spirit of the 60s captured in photo exhibit at WMU

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Photographer and political activist Leni Sinclair to visit WMU Oct. 29.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.-- Campus community members and area residents who are fans of music, art and the cultural revolution of the 1960s will get an unusual first-hand look at the era when photographer and political activist Leni Sinclair brings her work to Western Michigan University Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Sinclair will speak at 7 p.m. in the Lee Honors College lounge, where a collection of her photographs is currently on display.

Leni Sinclair

Sinclair is a Detroit-based photographer and political activist who captured the essence of music, political change and emotion of the era with her camera. She has photographed rock, blues and jazz musicians since the early 1960s, and she continues to inspire artists and community members today.

"She wants to get it right. She wants to highlight friends and artists who were most inspirational and helpful to her work," says Scott Friesner, a close friend of Sinclair and Lee Honors College staff member. "Leni's life and photography chart the 'culture wars' that divided the nation in the late 60s and early 70s while capturing those artists whose music continues to serve as inspiration in defense of what she calls 'our precious democracy.' "

For more information, contact Devin Jordan, Lee Honors College, at (269) 387-3230 or email leehonorscollege@wmich.edu.

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