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6 Sep 2014 - Vrindavan, India. A group of widows pray on the ghats of the Yamuna river in the holy town of Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. Also known as the City of Widows, some 20,000 women have made the journey to this city of 4,000 temples to escape abuse in their homes or are cast out by their husbands' families so they won't inherit property. Image credit: Sara Hylton
6 Sep 2014 - Vrindavan, India. A group of widows pray on the ghats of the Yamuna river in the holy town of Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. Also known as the City of Widows, some 20,000 women have made the journey to this city of 4,000 temples to escape abuse in their homes or are cast out by their husbands' families so they won't inherit property. Image credit: Sara Hylton

Featuring: Donato Di Camillo, Rory Doyle, Dee Dwyer, Nema Etebar, Kay Hickman, Sara Hylton, Terrence Jennings, Soraya Matos, Michael A. McCoy, Eric Mencher, Brandon Ruffin, Igeoma Simon, Abbas Wiswall, Michael G. Young

Assistant Curator: Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Perspectives is an ideal born out of using the global language of photography to address social and political issues that are relevant to each participating photographer. The object of the exhibition is to provoke thought, while creating a space where artists can come together in the spirit of unity, and a common love for photography.

The photographers in this exhibition come from various walks of life: one is a U.S. Army veteran who served two combat tours in Iraq and uses photography to ease his personal struggle with post traumatic stress, another is a formerly incarcerated prisoner who taught himself photography while he was confined in a federal prison, and another is an active duty police officer from Oakland, California, who has a passion for image making; he uses his lens to document humanity.

All of the photographers in this exhibition are dedicated to their craft and they are active on social media, which they use as a platform to share their vision with a global audience.

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Organizations

  • United Photo Industries (UPI)

    United Photo Industries (UPI)

    United Photo Industries (UPI) is a New York based nonprofit organization that works to promote a wider understanding of, and increased access to, the art of photography.

    Since its founding in 2011, UPI has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by continuing to showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe. In its first seven years, UPI has presented the work of more than 2,500 visual artists in gallery exhibitions and public art installations worldwide.

Perspectives

 archive : 2019

Featuring: Various Artists

Curated by: Jamel Shabazz

Presented by: United Photo Industries (UPI)
  • United Photo Industries (UPI)
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Sep 152019

Perspectives: A Conversation led by Jamel Shabazz

Acclaimed photographer Jamel Shabazz has curated an exhibition at Photoville this year, showcasing young photographers from diverse backgrounds who use documentary photography to address pressing social issues. He leads a conversation with them on this panel.

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