Photographer Dana Gluckstein will discuss her exhibition, DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition. The exhibition will be on display at the Watson Institute from September 10 to November 6, 2015.
DIGNITY: Tribes In Transition captures the fleeting period of world history where traditional and contemporary cultures collide. The black and white portraits of Indigenous Peoples pay homage to these imperiled cultures, signaling our collective interdependence and fragility. As Nobel Laureate Archbishop Tutu said, “The Indigenous Peoples of the world have a gift to give that the world needs desperately, this reminder that we are made for harmony, for interdependence. If we are ever truly to prosper, it will be only together.”
Sixty exquisite black-and-white portraits spanning three decades succeed in distilling the universality of experience that links us all yet never sacrifices the dignity of the individual. Whether photographing a Haitian healer or a San Bushmen chief, Gluckstein infuses each portrait with an essential human grace.
A book signing and reception will follow.