Presented by Candacy Taylor, Writer, Photographer, and Cultural Critic
with Discussant: Mike Rose, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Author, photographer and cultural critic, Candacy Taylor has traveled over 26,000 miles throughout the United States documenting diner waitresses for her book Counter Culture: The American Coffee Shop Waitress (Cornell University Press). She is now working on a project with the Library of Congress examining hair, culture and identity in America for her forthcoming book and exhibit, AMERICAN HAIR. This multimedia talk will feature what Taylor has learned about women, work, class, culture and identity on America's main streets, urban hubs and rural byways.