"Retrospect" - Exhibit Opening: February 28, 2011
âRetrospectâ?, a powerful presentation of 52 large-format color photographs, integrates social documentary and art to explore how lives unfold for patients with tuberculosis in South Africa today. Combining photography and life stories, South African artist and documentary photographer, Damien Schumann, makes a case for the role of the arts in community activism and restores a human face to global health.
âAfter much time spent documenting tuberculosis, it became clear that there was a missing link between the patients and those helping them to get better,â? Schumann says. Thus, Schumann transformed his photographic project into âan opportunity for people living with TB to voice themselves and express their understandings of TB, what is happening to them, how they and TB are perceived in society, and what they feel should be done to improve the state of TB.â? Over a four-year period, Schumann produced an annual portrait of project participants, and the participants produced a hand written testimonial in their mother tongue to compliment each yearâs photograph. Fostering community involvement, these photographs were then presented to the communities in which they were taken. For the first time, the full collection of photographs and texts in âRetrospectâ? will be on view in the Bernstein Gallery. Images from âRetrospectâ? may also be seen on Schumannâs website: http://dspgallery.com/portfolio/photo-essays/dialogues.
Location: Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall (lower level)
Date/Time: 02/28/11 at 09:00 am - 02/28/11 at 5:00 pm
This exhibit will be showing from February 28 - March 31, 2011. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
In the Bernstein Annex Gallery, additional work by students in Princetonâs Program in Global Health and Health Policy and the Health Grand Challenges Initiative presents a people-centered approach to global health. See event listings for âThe Arts in Global Healthâ? Exhibit for further details on this exhibition of student work.
For more information contact Kate Somers at 609.497.2441.
Department: Program in Global Health and Health Policy