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Join the Carnegie Center for Art and History on Tuesday, November 20 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM for a Lunch and Learn presentation by photographer Matt Gatton. Gatton hypothesizes that ancient man may have been able to use the principles behind the camera obscura to create images. Come learn more about Gatton’s theory. This program is free and open to the public, however, registration is requested by emailing Delesha Thomas at or by calling the Carnegie Center at (812) 944-7336. Beverages will be supplied for those who bring a lunch.

Matt Gatton specializes in the aesthetic and ritual use of light in prehistory and antiquity, with particular emphasis on the phenomenon of the camera obscura, an optical principle as old as light itself.  Matt Gatton holds a B.A. cum laude from the University of Louisville and an M.F.A. from the University of the Philippines.  Gatton’s papers on the extreme antiquity of the camera obscura have been delivered at the Institute of Archaeology at Oxford University, UK; University of Cologne, Germany; Museum of Paleontology at the University of Calabria, Italy; University of Lisbon, Portugal; Slovak University, Slovak Republic; Poznan School of Humanities and Journalism, Poland; Vanderbilt University, USA; University of Louisville, USA; and the Speed Art Museum, USA.


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