Simon Roberts featured in What Does Democracy Look Like?
Photographer Simon Robert's piece #12, from the Desert Blast series is included in upcoming exhibition 'What Does Democracy Look Like?' at the Museum of Contemporary Photography from October 1 through December 23 of this year.
Leading up to the 2020 presidential election, the MoCP has invited seven faculty members from various departments at Columbia College Chicago to mine the MoCP’s permanent collection of nearly 16,000 objects. Each curator has interpreted the museum’s collection to consider what democracy means to them, and how photographic images record and shape our understanding of current and historical events. This exhibition will not only showcase photography from the collection, but will also feature participatoryelements, including onsite voter registration.
With more than 200 works on view, Simon Robert's work will be exhibited alongside work by artists including Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Dawoud Bey, Patty Carroll, Darryl Cowherd, Krista Franklin, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Gordon Parks, Art Shay, Carrie Mae Weems, and Garry Winogrand, among many others.
There will be a panel discussion on Thursday, October 8, 2020 addressing voter disenfranchisement, moderated by guest curator Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin.
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