WHAT: An exhibition of photographs by members of Metro Collective
WHERE: FOTOWEEK DC & BEYOND – United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770
WHEN: November 4, 2010 to January 26, 2011 – RECEPTION: THURSDAY, 01/13/2011, 5PM TO 6:30PM
A joint exhibition of powerful documentary photographs by members of the international Metro Collective photographic group. Eight participating photographers present series of photographs from around the world: from Holocaust survivors celebrating Purim holidays at an assisted living home in Prague, to children in Afghanistan, to impoverished gold miners of Peru, to victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident’s aftermath, to people of the Miskito Coast of Honduras, to the voodoo celebrations of Haiti, to the landscapes of Eastern Europe.
The idea behind OUTERNATIONAL IN PRINT is a worldview that emphasizes looking outward, embracing what is beyond our field of direct vision, calling upon us as viewers to commit some of our overburdened emotional energy to connect with the world through this unique, immersing visual portal. Through these images, our collective understanding of the world around us is enhanced and enriched.
METRO COLLECTIVE is a coalition of independent photographers in DC and around the world, united by shared dedication to the expressive documentary tradition. The twelve members bring their individual visions to create what is at times a brutally honest, at times poetic and beautiful, but always humanistic record of the world.
Metro Collective is:
Michael Bonfigli (Washington DC)
Gabriela Bulisova (Washington DC)
J Carrier (New York, NY)
Daniel Cima (Washington DC)
Bill Crandall (Washington DC)
Hector Emanuel (Washington DC)
Michael Robinson Chavez (Los Angeles CA)
Karel Cudlin (Prague, Czech Republic)
Scott Dalton (Bogota, Colombia / Houston TX)
Bevis Fusha (Tirana, Albania)
Eros Hoagland (Oakland CA)
Robert Knoth (Amsterdam, Netherlands)