Sat, 09/22/2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
[Opening / Closing]
NEIGHBORHOODS: A Photography Exhibition
Where |Photoworks Gallery and Photography School
1st Floor Arcade Building, Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD 20812
About This Event
Join us for the opening reception to celebrate NEIGHBORHOODS: A Photography Exhibition.
This exhibit features work from two distinct photography projects – “24 Hours East of the River,” by members of The Exposure Group African American Photographers Association; and “Markets,” by photographer Alec Dann.
"24 Hours East of the River" showcases the work of five photographers, E. Carol Burns, Danita Delaney, Jeff Fearing, Ken Hipkins and Vincent Lee Smith, as they worked to capture a day-in-the-life of the Ward 7 and Ward 8 communities in Northeast and Southeast, DC. The project was sponsored by The Exposure Group, an African American Photography Association, and "born out of a love for these communities,” photographer Vincent Lee Smith states. “Photography by its nature makes things visible. Our goal is to showcase a part of the city that is often misrepresented or too rarely seen.”
"Markets" features the work of Alec Dann and is a celebration of the rich variety of shapes and colors found in Washington, DC’s urban farmers’ markets. Inspired by the “typology-style” photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher, Dann has created a true interplay of images. “I construct juxtapositions of scale, shape, color and texture that create a whole that transforms the parts in the mind of the viewer,” says Dann.”