HOUSTON—Houston Center for Photography presents an intriguing collection of exhibitions both in their gallery space and online, honoring fellowship winners and highlighting outstanding artists. On view May 8th through July 5, 2015, HCP’s galleries will host four special exhibitions delving into topics of sight, war, interpretation, community, identity, and memory.
Amy Elkins: Black is the Day, Black is the Night & Parting Words features a probing collection of portraits and insight on men in our nation’s prison system who are serving their sentences in some of the most maximum security prisons in the US. 2015 HCP Fellowship Recipient Ben Altman presents Site/Sight, an exhibition highlighting the visitors of war memorials and the behavior of these individuals, heavily influenced by technology. The gallery will also show the work of Vladimir Frumin—2015 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Recipient in his exhibition Everybody’s Fifth Ward. Examining the lives of those considered “mostly forgotten”, Frumin documents the daily lives of those in poverty and the conditions they must surrender to over time. Finally, Collaborations XII, HCP’s educational program featuring 15 students from 8 Houston-area high schools, presents their exhibition Identity: Putting It All on The Table, a self-exploration into the themes of adolescence and transitioning from childhood to adulthood. Continue reading