Special Alert

Photography Exhibit - "Post Mégantique"

  • January 21, 2017 - February 18, 2017 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
  • 1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham, NC 27705
  • M-Th, 9am-7pm, F-Sa 9am-5pm.
  • FREE admission
  • (919) 660-3663

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Canadian documentary photographer Michel Huneault was awarded a solo show at CDS as part of the Lange-Taylor Prize, which he won in 2015 for Post Mégantic, his project on a small town in Quebec that was the site of Canada's deadliest train disaster in 150 years.

A meditation on loss and mourning, Post Mégantic incorporates photographs, videos, oral histories, and installations to tell the story of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, where on the night of July 6, 2013, a cargo train from North Dakota carrying nearly 8 million liters of shale oil derailed and exploded, killing 47 people and effectively destroying the town. From a population of 6,000, one out of every 128 citizens died. The explosion leveled most of the town center, creating a 400-meter-wide area that is still inaccessible.

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