July 6 – September 30, 2021 @ Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Bristol, Tenn./Va. — Photographer Timothy Duffy isinspired by the lives he captures within a frame. On Tuesday, July 6 at 7 p.m., Duffy will share stories and insights from his career working with the figures he's captured on film as part of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum's Virtual Speaker Series.
"As co-founder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, Duffy has done some truly amazing work with Southern musicians over the years," said museum Head Curator Dr. Rene Rodgers. "We hope those who participate in the July program come away inspired by his dedication to preserving important music traditions and improving the lives of the artists who engage in them."
Duffy's photography is the subject of "Our Living Past: Platinum Portraits of Southern Music Makers," a special exhibit in residence at the museum through Sept. 30, and it features many of the artists his nonprofit has helped over the years through professional development, tour booking, and career management services. Additionally, Music Maker provides ongoing support for for artists who are living in poverty or artists in crisis.
During the Virtual Speaker Series program, Duffy shares stories from his time working with Southern roots musicians, along with talking about his use of tintype photographic techniques to capture the striking images of these artists and the impact made by his foundation. The Our Living Past special exhibit will remain on display at the museum through Sept. 30.
The Virtual Speaker Series is free and open to the pubic, but pre-registration online is required to join the program. For more information and to pre-register for this free Virtual Speaker Series, visit the Events page atBirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org.