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.

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

Presented by

United Photo Industries


Curated by

Jamel Shabazz


Printing by

Digital Silver Imaging


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.

Thumbnail photo credit: Donnato Di Camillo


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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