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june, 2021

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17jun10:00 am6:00 pmJustice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution3000 W. Scenic DriveEvent Type :Community

Event Details

This exhibit at the Windgate Gallery of the UA-Pulaski Tech Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) will be on display until August 21.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

About Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution

Why do some people look injustice squarely in the face while so many of us avert our gaze? Mariana Cook traveled the world from Johannesburg to Yangon to photograph and interview the prominent and little-known pioneers of the human rights movement who have risked their lives and livelihoods to pursue fairness and freedom. These 60 portraits are paired with short biographies and essays in the activists’ own words describing what compels them to fight.

The pioneers include judges, lawyers, and politicians, as well as sociologists, anthropologists, clergymen, physicians, and writers—the lawyer Teo Soh Lung defends the freedom of the press and legal profession in Singapore, while the forensic anthropologist Mimi Doretti unearths the remains of disappeared persons to prove that human rights abuses took place in Argentina. Each photograph is coupled with a short biography and an essay describing in the activists’ own words what compels them to fight.

Mariana Cook is the last protégée of Ansel Adams. Her masterful portraits of people both in and out of the public eye have been widely published and exhibited. Her works are held in numerous institutional and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Getty Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The exhibit is presented by art2art Travelling Exhibitions.

Time

(Thursday) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location

UA-Pulaski Tech The Center for Humanities & Arts (CHARTS)

3000 W. Scenic Drive

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