Durham Stories: Not Hell, But You Can See It From Here
On View: Januray 11 - February 1, 2010
Featuring the photographs of Titus Brooks Heagins, this exhibition captures Durham, North Carolina's disowned area of East Durham. These close-up portraits reveal the truth of the communities citizens, who they are- their pain, their struggles, their victories, and their defeats.
For almost two years I have wandered these streets photographing people as I find them. They don't pose; I don't ask them to change anything. Standing where I find them, they declare with their eyes, posture, and expression, 'This is who I am.'"
Heagins will also exhibit his series "Plantation Lullaby" in the Multicultural Center. This series is a photographic re-construction of pre-emancipation images of African Americans. The images present several quixotic views of the experiences and relationships of slavery. All images are created on previous plantations as models wear re-created period clothing
Gallery Related Event:
Artist Talk: Wednesday, Januray 13, 4-5pm (Art Department, 117)
Artist Talk: Wednesday, Januray 13, 10-11am (Multicultural Center)
Heagins will speak about his photographic process and the message imbedded within his intimate portraits.
Reception: Wednesday, Januray 13, 5-6:30pm