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Visiting Writer Luc Sante to Give Public Reading at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — Author and critic Luc Sante will give a free public reading at Ithaca College on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery. His presentation is sponsored by the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series.

Sante is the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including “Low Life,” the story of New York’s Lower East Side, and the memoir “The Factory of Facts.” Many of his works focus on photography, including “Evidence,” a collection of evidence photos taken by the New York City Police between 1914 and 1918; “Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905–1930”; and “Walker Evans,” about the photographer who documented the Great Depression.

He is a frequent contributor to the “New York Review of Books” and the “New York Times Magazine” on the subjects of film, art, photography and culture.

Among other honors, Sante is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Grammy Award for his album notes in the 1997 reissue of the “Anthology of American Folk Music” and an Infinity Award for Writing from the International Center of Photography.

Sante currently teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.

For more information on the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, visit or contact Catherine Taylor, associate professor of writing, at