Susan Bright, curator and writer, joined MorningAMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon and discussed her current exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, entitled “Home Truths.”The exhibition is aimed at challenging stereotypes and sentimental views of motherhood by addressing issues such as gender roles, domesticity, the body, and the identity of the people in the family itself.
World renowned photographer Xavier Nuez’s series Alleys & Ruins captures the underbellies of cities in literal new light, as he shines multicolored hues on long exposures of underpasses and ripped fences to give beauty to the scenes we overlook. Vocalo contributor Haleema Shah spoke to him about his work last year and you can catch Nuez at his open studio in Pilsen tonight. If you are interested in attending the event, please visit the 2nd Fridays event website!
Sandro is an esteemed photographer who has done work for Coca-Cola, Nike, and Microsoft, but shows off his more personal work at Loyola’s School of Communication at the Water Tower Campus. Including portraits of aging Cubans and obese men and women, Sandro shares how photography captures his subjects’ confidence and beauty and how photography can change the world.
“As a photographer, I find beauty in all people. I have never fallen to that category of photographer that photographs just society’s most beautiful, beautiful woman or most beautiful, beautiful man.” —SANDRO