| Balazs Gardi, Afghan man holds a wounded boy|
outside their house in Yaka China village, Korengal Valley,
Kunar Province, East Afghanistan, October 2007
Battlesight opens October 22 at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, New York, with the public reception on Troy Night Out, October 29. The show runs through December 19.
|Cheryl Diaz Meyer, US Marine Corporal Richard |
Cope, 23, of Michaigan, enjoys the scent of a rose
from the gardens of Baghdad College, April, 2003
Shows of this technical and artistic caliber seldom originate in the Capital Region, and I am looking forward to presenting this work here first. My hope is that from Troy we will be able to travel the exhibit to other venues outside the region. Arrangements for that are in the works. I am in the homestretch with preparations, overseeing the framing, preparing the catalog, contacting the press, planning events. Lots of work, but it is a privilege and a joy to be doing it on behalf of the artists and their extraordinary work.
|Teru Kuwayama, Ruins of Kabul, Afghanistan, 2002|
Save the dates: Battlesight is organized in collaboration with the five-day conference Veterans Week 2010, organized by The Sage Colleges for November 8-12. For more information, follow the Veterans Week 2010 link in the sidebar. On December 9, the Center for Documentary Arts will hold a symposium at the Arts Center on battlefield photography featuring three generations of war photographers, from World War II to the present. I will post details about that event as it gets closer.
Thank you everyone for your interest and support.