What We Saw - Dialects Exhibition

If you are in the New York area this Friday, I strongly recommend you check out this exhibition at the education gallery of the International Center of Photography. Work on display comes from the What We Saw collective, a group of dedicated and hardworking photographers, many of whom I know personally. Not to be missed.

What We Saw: Dialects

presented by collective “What We Saw” at the ICP Education Gallery (Rita K. Hill)

1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 | Phone 212.857.0001

On View from January 15 through March 28, 2010

Opening Reception on January 15, 6-8pm

Dialects exhibits the recent work by the 27 photographers of What We Saw, a collective formed upon graduation from the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in 2008. What We Saw functions as a platform to collaborate globally and to exchange work, ideas, and experiences. It is also a vehicle for fostering an ongoing dialogue on current developments within the collective. As individuals and as a group, the work of the collective is continually evolving as the subject matter—the real world—continues to change. Group members come from fifteen countries, including the United States, Mexico, South Korea, India, South Africa, Turkey, Australia, Germany, and Brazil.

Dialects showcases projects ongoing from 2008–9: images from a changing world; documentation of social and political events such as the election protests in Iran, the remembrance of veterans of the Cuban Revolution, the impact of chemical manufacturing on neighborhoods in the American South; and more reflective works that deal with personal relationships or our natural environment. Collective members are photojournalists, artists, and story tellers. Their visual languages are molded by historical, geographical, political, and social influences, and informed by different nationalities, thematic interests, and photographic practices.

A fully illustrated 64-page catalogue produced by What We Saw accompanies the exhibition. It includes selections of images from individual photographers.

What We Saw: Dialects
10x8 inches
Softcover; US$ 34.95
Available for purchase during the opening reception and from www.blurb.com/bookstore


Press Contact :

Sheila Griffin: info@sheilagriffin.org/+860.559.3254

Minny Lee: minny@minnylee.com/+1.917.566.9614

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