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Re-Seeing It

by Amelia Ishmael
“I really love the way the camera fucks up things unpredictably,” Kiki Smith remarked to curator Elizabeth Brown in 2007. Redirecting the way Kiki Smith’s work has historically been understood, Elizabeth Brown’s “I Myself Have Seen it” was first shown last year at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle, and is now at Northwestern University’s Block Museum until mid-August. “I Myself Have Seen It” is the first large-scale survey of Smith’s photographic work across her varied artistic output. The crux of this exhibition is to reintegrate Smith’s photographic exploration... [more]
Posted by Amelia Ishmael on 4/11/11
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Bare Witness

by E-Slant Team
        Experience iconic images of the 20th century, from moving photographs chronicling the devastating grip of poverty and the arduous struggle for civil rights to powerful portraits of social and cultural leaders such as Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, and Leonard Bernstein, all captured through the camera lens of pioneering African American artist Gordon Parks (1912–2006). A celebrated film director, author, poet, composer as well as a photojournalist, the barrier-breaking Parks selected the 73 photographs in this exhibition as his most powerful imagery before his death. [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 5/25/09