The Jack London Symposium at Stanford on Sept. 19, included a a curated pop-up exhibit of Jack London's books, objects, and memorabilia. This special exhibit considered the cult of celebrity surrounding Jack London in the twentieth century, and the hold that he continues to have on the western imagination. The exhibition was made possible by a loan from the private collections of Sarah and Darius Anderson of Sonoma.
At the Jack London symposium at Stanford University on Sept. 19, the scholars Sara Hodson and Jeanne Reesman presented the renowned writer's globe-spanning photographic work. London's reporting and photojournalism took him from the slums of East London to the battlefields of the Russo-Japanese War, and he provided some of the first eyewitness reporting on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Scholars talked about the life and legacy of novelist, journalist, photographer, and social activist Jack London. They showed a selection of London’s photojournalism and spoke how the author of The Call of the Wild influenced generations of Western novelists and writers.
Read more about the Jack London symposium: A Century After His Death, Scholars Examine Jack London’s Enduring Legacy
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