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Conversations on The Levee: Road Trip

Conversations on The Levee: Road Trip

Friday, January 10, 2020 at 3–4 p.m

Gallery 105

FREE, reservations not required

Join us for a participatory conversation held around the picnic table in The Levee: A Photographer in the American South. This conversation centers on the road trip, considered in any of its many meanings in the lives we lead – as social practice, rite of passage, literary trope, mode of experience or source of creative energy. Led by photographer Guy Mendes, whose work has been presented in recent exhibitions including Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954–1974 (Cincinnati Art Museum) and Way Out There: The Art of Southern Backroads (High Museum of Art, Atlanta).

About The Levee: A Photographer in the American South: Originated at the Cincinnati Art Museum, this special exhibition presents photographs by Sohrab Hura (Indian, b. 1981). The Cincinnati Art Museum is the first museum to exhibit The Levee, a suite of photographs taken by Hura on a road trip following the course of the Mississippi, from its confluence with the Ohio River to the last inhabited reaches of the Delta. It is a work about perspective, place, longing and hope. Learn more


Image: Sohrab Hura (b. 1981), India, untitled inkjet print from The Levee, a suite of 83 photographs, 2016 (negative), 2018 (print), Gift of Sohrab Hura and Experimenter Gallery, Kolkata, 2019.141 © Sohrab Hura

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