SEPTEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 10, 2011
OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011, 3 - 6 P.M.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Silver Eye Center for Photography announces the opening of HomeFrontLine: Reflections on Ten Years of War Since 9/11, running from September 13 through December 10, 2011. 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 continuosly 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.
Benjamin Lowy,Untitled, from the series Iraq/Perspectives I, 2003-2008. Courtesy of the artist.