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In collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank\, RAM presents About Hunger &\; Resilience | Photography by Michael Nye\, an exhibition featuring documentary photographs and accompanying audio stories from Ameri ca&rsquo\;s hungry. Whether the subjects are chronically\, occasionally\, o r at one time homeless\, Nye&rsquo\;s penetrating portraits allow viewers a n intimate experience with each individual&rsquo\;s accompanying audio stor y.

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Artist Statement from Photographer Michael Nye:

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< em>Hunger is as old as history and is wrapped into our genes as the great i mpulse to survive. Everyone knows the boundary between hunger and satisfact ion. However\, for many of us in this country of abundance\, it is difficul t to imagine someone so hungry and weak they would cry or lose the desire t o live.

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This exhibition is about the experience of hunger. The stories are not intended to summarize or explain anyone&rsquo\;s life. Ther e are too many ways a voice can turn. Many of the people I have met have st ruggled to find the right words to describe the weight of responsibility\, loss\, kindness\, and dignity.

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Based out of San Antonio\, Texas\, M ichael Nye practiced law for ten years before pursuing photography full tim e. Recipient of a Mid-America National Endowment for the Arts grant in phot ography and a Kronkosky Foundation grant\, he participated in two Arts Amer ica tours in the Middle East and Asia\, and has exhibited and lectured wide ly in museums and universities\, including Morocco\, India\, and Mexico. Hi s photographic journeys include projects in Russian Siberia\, Iraq after th e first Gulf War\, Palestine\, China\, and Labrador.

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His photography and audio exhibitions\, "Children of Children" (stories of teenage pregnancy) and "Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness"\, have traveled to over 120 c ities in the United States and continue to tour. "About Hunger &\; Resil ience" debuted at the Witte Museum in San Antonio in 2010.

DTEND:20131215 DTSTAMP:20141002T173357 DTSTART:20131006 GEO:33.981805;-117.370465 LOCATION:Riverside Art Museum\,3425 Mission Inn Avenue \nRiverside\, CA 925 01 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:About Hunger & Resilience\, Michael Nye UID:296352 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131006T170000 DTSTAMP:20141002T173357 DTSTART:20131006T130000 GEO:33.981805;-117.370465 LOCATION:Riverside Art Museum\,3425 Mission Inn Avenue \nRiverside\, CA 925 01 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:About Hunger & Resilience\, Michael Nye UID:296353 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR