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Joe Tropea of The Maryland Center for History and Culture

podcast May 19, 2022 1


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About the guest

Joe Tropea has served as Maryland Center for History and Culture’s Curator of Films and Photographs since 2012. He creates exhibitions and exhibition videos, writes for the organization’s underbelly blog, which he co-founded in 2012, and manages the Imaging Services department and Maryland Center for History and Culture’s digital projects. He started at Maryland Center for History and Culture in 2005, worked part time in the Special Collections department, and earned an MA in Public History from UMBC. In 2015 he co-founded the Preserve the Baltimore Uprising Archive, a digital repository that seeks to preserve and make accessible materials related to the killing of Freddie Gray and related subsequent events in Baltimore City. Joe is the co-director of the award-winning 2013 documentary Hit & Stay and the director of 2018’s Sickies Making Films.

He is also a collective member/owner of Beyond Video, a Baltimore based not-for-profit video store.

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