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March 19: Front Page Café

Documentary photographer, UD alum to discuss his work

Tristan Spinski, a documentary photographer and University of Delaware alumnus, will speak at UD’s informal Front Page Café at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 19.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held upstairs at the Deer Park Tavern, 108 W. Main Street, Newark. It is designed to be a casual evening of conversation.

Spinski graduated from UD with a bachelor’s degree in English in 2001, planning to be a print journalist, and then pursued a master’s degree in journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, where he enrolled in photography classes and earned a photography fellowship.

His images have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Mother Jones, Audubon, Bloomberg, Politico and Rolling Stone. He is a founder of the photo collective Grain and will have a show of his work on display at West Chester University’s Knauer Gallery from March 12 to April 6.

His father, the late Victor Spinski, was a professor of ceramics at UD, and Tristan Spinski has said that he has been “enjoying my father’s voice in my head as I go through this creative journey” of finding himself through photography.

The Front Page Café is a recent initiative by UD’s interdisciplinary Journalism Program. It is modeled on the UD Science Café series in both its mission of sharing important and diverse information and its manner, which is a conversation-based event in a relaxed environment.

In addition to the Journalism Program, the March 19 Front Page Café is co-sponsored by the departments of English and of Art and Design; the Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy; and the Faculty Senate Committee on Cultural Activities and Public Events.


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