I am thrilled to have some of my images from the series on Immigrant Detention included in this important exhibition at NYU. Details below.
CIT.I.ZEN.SHIP: REFLECTIONS ON RIGHTS
Opening Reception, October 4th, 6pm
Department of Photography & Imaging Galleries
721 Broadway Lobby & 8th floor
October 4, 2018 – January 18, 2019
Lorie Novak & Deborah Willis, Ph.D., curators
Riana Gideon, assistant curator
The Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in collaboration with For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative presents cit.i.zen.ship: reflections on rights with photographs, works on paper, writings, and video that reflect on human rights and notions of citizenship.
“To accept one’s past—one’s history,” wrote James Baldwin in The Fire Next Time, “is not the same thing as drowning in it; it is learning how to use it. An invented past can never be used; it cracks and crumbles under the pressures of life like clay in a season of drought.” The theme of the exhibition reminds us that our actions today will affect the future, just as the actions of courageous individuals during the Civil Rights Movement changed the world.
Conceptually and characteristically, each of the artists uses different symbolic references to visually represent the definable issues surrounding civil rights, resistance, environmental issues, immigration, race, class, gentrification, gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, voting rights, disability rights, prison reform, freedom of speech and more. They use documentation, process, history, and personal experience to engage the politics of this nation and pave the way for new narratives in the future.
cit.i.zen.ship: reflections on rights by teen photographers will be presented at Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, September 13-23, 2018
Jack Adam • Aaron Adams • Gregory Michael Alders • Bridgette Auger • Perry Bard / Richard Sullivan • Laylah Amatullah Barrayn • Alexandra Bell • Cydney Blitzer • Terry E. Boddie • Masha Bordovskikh • Sheila Pree Bright • Zoe Buckman • Katherine Spencer Carey • Community Heroes, NYC (Jasmin Chang, Zac Martin, and Ivan Valladares) • Jennifer Ling Datchuk • Damien Davis • Rose DeSiano • Claire Dorfman • Adama Delphine Fawundu • Lola Flash • Marcela A. Fuentes / Flavia Sparacino • Bill Gaskins • Michael George • Riana Gideon • Eric Gottesman • Mohammed Amir Hamza • Eric Hart Jr • Chester Higgins • Grace Hinchen • Stephen Hunt • Jessica Ingram • Tailyr Irvine • Deborah Jack • Veronica Jackson • Monique Jaques • Mark Jenkinson • Philomene Joseph • Ed Kashi • Nick Kline • Lili Kobielski • LigoranoReese • William Martin III • Isa Meijia • Editha Mesina • Diane Meyer • Tess Mayer • Marilyn Montufar • Nancy Newberry • Mary Notari • Ademola Olugebefola • Jayson Overby • Gordon Parks • Shina Peng • Stephen Perloff • Alice Proujansky • Zayira Ray • Jamie Schofield Riva • Joseph Rodriguez • Maria-Juliana Rojas • Bayeté Ross Smith • Griselda San Martin • Vicky Sanchez • Dakota Santiago • Ken Schles • Joey Solomon • David J. Spear • Grace Swierenga • Momo Takahashi • Diana Taylor • Hank Willis Thomas • Olga Ush • Katerina Voegtle • Julia Wang • Adrian White • Wendel White • Daniella Zalcman
And High School Students from:
NYU Tisch Future Imagemakers • Bronx Documentary Center Junior Photo League • Harrison High School, Chicago, IL • ICP Teen Academy • Lower East Side Girls Club • Our Community Record Two Eagle River School, Flathead Reservation • Red Hook Reporters, Brooklyn • Reel Works • And other students from NYC, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Photo identification is required for access to the building. For more information, visit http://tisch.nyu.edu/photo or call 212.998.1930.