University of Illinois: With Eyes Wide Open


Lecture. “Artist’s Talk”
Figure One, U of IL., Champaign, IL
Oct. 8, 2015

We are pleased to present With Eyes Wide Open, an exhibition that explores the role of photography in documenting and remembering America’s legacy of racial violence.  Featuring selected works by award-winning photographers Ken Gonzales-Day and Sheila Pree Bright, this exhibition undermines the myth of post-racialism and draws parallels between historical and contemporary racialized violence, while also distinguishing mob vigilantism from political protest. A consideration of historical apertures, With Eyes Wide Open focuses on both forgotten histories and the mechanisms of photographic practice. For additional details, please see the attached list of free public programs.

Source: Figure One