Exhibit Overview | Face of Our Time: Jacob Aue Sobol, Jim Goldberg, Zanele Muholi, Daniel Schwartz, Richard Misrach

I visited the University of Michigan Museum of Art over the weekend and was blown away by the imagery I saw in their current exhibit, Face of Our Time: Jacob Aue Sobol, Jim Goldberg, Zanele Muholi, Daniel Schwartz, Richard Misrach.

The show highlights over 100 works by five contemporary documentary-style photographers and is a powerful statement to the social climate and causes in different countries including the devastation in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina as captured by Richard Misrach. Today, as we reflect on and commemorate the work and progress of Martin Luther King, Jr. made, we should remember that there are still many in this world that live in a daily struggle, nowhere near the privilege that we enjoy.

Richard Misrach, Untitled, 2005

Daniel Schwartz, Winter Day, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2006

Zanele Muholi, Nomonde Mbusi, Berea, Johannesburg, 2007

Jacob Aue Sobol, Untitled #8, from the series Sabine,1999-2002

Jim Goldberg, Making Fire, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2008

UMMA is open everyday except Mondays and admission is always free. If you have a chance to visit the museum and see this show, I highly recommend it. Face of Our Time runs through February 5th, 2012.


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