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Thursday, September 1, 2011
HomeFrontLine: Reflections on Ten Years of War Since 9/11
The Silver Eye Center for Photography announces HomeFrontLine: Reflections on Ten Years of War Since 9/11, running September 13 through December 10, 2011. You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception on Sunday, September 11, from 3 - 6 p.m.
This exhibition explores the far-reaching impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- both on and away from the combat zones -- through the words and images of eleven leading documentary photographers and photojournalists. The co-curators of the exhibition are Ellen Fleurov, Executive Director, Silver Eye Center for Photography and Leo Hsu, Independent Curator, Pittsburgh, PA.
HomeFrontLine is our effort to create a space in which to pause and to think about this decade of war in the aftermath of 9/11 and the enormous human, social, economic and political costs incurred. It pays tribute to the selflessness and courage of soldiers and their families, and honors those in and out of uniform who have sacrificed so much -- both on the front lines and on the home fronts. The exhibition also considers how photography and visual imagery shape our understanding and perception of the often contradictory experiences of war, where the lines are continuously blurred between safety and danger, between soldier and civilian, and between truth and rhetoric.
The exhibition features images and multimedia projects by eleven international documentary photographers and photojournalists -- Claire Beckett, Nina Berman, Kevin Bubriski, Gabriela Bulisova, Ashley Gilbertson, Baptiste Giroudon, Michael Kamber, Benjamin Lowy, Alfonso Moral, Eugene Richards and Peter van Agtmael.
Image Credit: Benjamin Lowy, Untitled, from the series Iraq|Perspectives I, 2003-2008. Courtesy of the artist.
Silver Eye Center for Photography is generously supported by our members and individual donors and by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Fine Foundation, The Grable Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, The Hillman Foundation, The Laurel Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Epson America. Broadcast sponsorship is provided by WYEP/91.3 FM.