UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Michael Frierson

Photo of Michael Frierson. Michael Frierson (Media Studies) recently screened his documentary “Clarence John Laughlin: Artist with a Camera” (2009), a one-hour documentary on the life and times of New Orleans photographer Clarence John Laughlin, in the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art at the Historic New Orleans Collection.  A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905–85) began his career as photographer in the 1930s, eventually emerging as one of America’s pioneers in surrealist and experimental photography. Laughlin’s best-known book, “Ghosts Along the Mississippi,” was first published in 1948. The film was shown in conjunction with an exhibition, Clarence John Laughlin and His Contemporaries: A Picture and a Thousand Words.