by Jeff Ihaza
In 2010, Joseph Edgar spent a semester in Mali as part of an abroad program facilitated by Antioch University.
Edgar chose to pursue what he called the rich history of photography in Mali through an apprenticeship with Malian photographer Fatoumata Diabate.
“I had been interested in photography on an amateur level since junior high, and when I got to Mali I figured I’d go that route.” Edgar said.
This month, his work is on display at the Carnegie Library in Squirrel Hill. He gives an artist's talk today at 6 p.m.
His collection features photographs capturing a community of artists living in the southwestern state Bamako.
Edgar, a Pitt grad, is a writer and actor as well as a photographer. The work in the exhibit, titled Afternoons in Bamako: Mali 2010, is the culmination of an apprenticeship with Malian photographer Fatoumata Diabate.
Edgar's talk today is free and takes place in the library's Meeting Room B. The library (412-422-9650) is located at 5801 Forbes Ave.