Hi, this was fowarded to me.
Exhibition of Photographs by Iraqi Civilians
On view until October 10
NYU, Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, Gulf and Western Gallery at rear of lobby
As part of New York City’s Imagine Festival of Arts, Issues and
Department of Photography and Imaging is sponsoring an exhibition
PixelPress of 30 color prints taken by Iraqi civilians in the months
and May, 2004. The photographs were made as part of an initiative by
Daylight Community Arts Foundation to distribute disposable cameras
civilians to show another point of view unavailable to the foreign
They were asked to photograph people and scenes to communicate back
to us, the
people of the USA whose army is currently occupying their country.
they want us to know? What is going on that dispels
stereotypes? “This is an
opportunity to show the American public what you want them to see,”
amateur photographers were told.
For example, one poor family is photographed near a garbage dump. The
Sadiq, had named his daughter, born the day US troops entered
meant to represent hope and freedom. Others are less sanguine: one
burials in Falluja, where much of the anti-US violence has taken
photograph scenes in a barbershop, a school, on the street, sometimes
smiles from people who are normally shown as surly, even hostile,
by foreign journalists.
This exhibition is an attempt to show a small slice of the life lived
who, for a variety of reasons, are still not very well known or
the US more than a year after hostilities were said to have ended.
Now, when it
is too dangerous for most US photographers to walk around and
photographs by Iraqi civilians are timely and revealing.
The show will remain on view through October 10. Gallery hours are 10
7 pm weekedays, and noon to 5 pm on Saturdays. Admission is free. For
information call 212.998.1930, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
This exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Photography and
Tisch School of the Arts, a four-year BFA program centered on the
understanding of images. It is curated by Fred Ritchin, Associate
Photography and Imaging and Director of Pixel Press, and Ambreen
Managing Editor of Pixel Press, an independent organization
photographers artists and human rights organizations
(http://www.pixelpress.org). The exhibition is funded in part by the
Society Institute. The photographs were made as part of a project
the Daylight Community Arts Foundation, which also publishes a new
featuring documentary work, “Daylight.”
2004-09-02 12:18:37 UTC
Mar 12 2008