Palmer Museum

Afghan Girl
© Steve McCurry

The "Afghan Girl" hangs on the wall of the Palmer Museum of Art with her piercing green eyes wide open, the iconic maroon scarf loosely wrapped around her head and shoulders.

Steven Rubin is one of the curators of this photo exhibition. He says vivid colors and beautiful compositions are significant features of Steve McCurry’s photos.

“Many, many, many people know about these photographs, even if they don’t necessarily know the name of the person who made them. But they recognize his images," said Rubin.

Julia Kasdorf
Penn State Univeristy

Julia Spicher Kasdorf is Professor of English and Women's Studies at Penn State University, and an accomplished poet.  She took a sabbatical last year to visit areas of Pennsylvania affected by Marcellus Shale development, and is now completing a collection of documentary poetry based on her interviews with local residents.  WPSU's Kristine Allen speaks with Kasdorf about her recent foray into "docupoetry."