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"Photojournalism from James Nachtwey, Robert Lerner and John Cohen"
2003-09-23 until 2003-12-12
Southeast Museum of Photography
USA United States of America
The fall 2003 season at Florida's
internationally renowned Southeast Museum of Photography (SMP) will
feature three major exhibitions of documentary photography and
photojournalism from James Nachtwey, Robert Lerner and John Cohen. The
season also features lectures, film screenings and seminars.
A Lens To The World - Photographs by Robert Lerner
This retrospective exhibition surveys Bob Lerner's work for Look
magazine during its heyday in the fifties and sixties. During his career
Lerner photographed throughout the world and in all 50 states covering
hard news, sports, the major social problems of his time, as well as the
lives of television and film celebrities.
there is no eye: Photographs By John Cohen
New York City of the 1950s, artists, writers and Beatnik poets, the
jazz and folk scenes, traditional music from all over America and the
music and art of Peruvian villages are featured. The history of these
sub cultures from the 1950's and 1960's is captured in richly textured
and evocative documentary photographs, film stills and in moving
portraits of people like Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, Bob Dylan, Alan
Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Philip Guston, Alan Kaprow, Franz
Kline and the Stanley Brothers.
James Nachtwey: Testimony
James Nachtwey is one of the most highly respected documentary
photographers working today. He has worked continuously for almost
twenty years photographing human conflict and struggle. His photo essays
tell the story of human dignity and triumph when, as he says, "the
powerless stand up to the powerful," and the human spirit survives in
spite of horrendous circumstances. He has photographed war, famine, and
racial conflict in the Middle East (Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza),
South Africa, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Romania, Chechnya, Afghanistan,
Bosnia, the Philippines and Indonesia. He has photographed famine in
Sudan and Somalia, genocide in Rwanda, ethnic strife in Sri Lanka,
homelessness in Rio de Janeiro, industrial pollution in Eastern Europe,
and the wars in Bosnia, Kosovo, the Persian Gulf and Iraq. Discretion is
advised for children due to the graphic nature of these news images.
gelatin silver print
[Boys from an orphanage wandered
through the ruins of Grozny].