Justin Kimball: Elegy


“Liberty Street”

Justin Kimball: Elegy 
Presented in cooperation with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
In the Open Lens Gallery: January 18 – March 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18
5:30-7:30 PM • Free 
Registration required 

Justin Kimball has been photographing in small towns in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Ohio brought to the brink of obsolescence by the recent financial downturn, capturing their streets, residents, and landscapes. While imbued with social and political subtext, Kimball’s images carry a broader significance. In his depiction of communities faced with hardship, Kimball examines the persistence of hope and the concept of what it means to be human in our modern world. His photographs document a growing portion of the American landscape.

Kimball was born in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1961. He earned a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. in Photography from the Yale University School of Art. Kimball is the recipient of an esteemed John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. His work can be found in acclaimed museum collections, such as: the Paul J. Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the National Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Kimball’s work has been included in publications like Harper’s, Photo Metro, Photograph, and Picture magazines. He has taught photography for more than 20 years and is currently a Professor of Art at Amherst College.

Justin Kimball: Elegy will be honored with a free reception on Thursday, January 18th. Please RSVP and join us at the Y!

Free and open to the public: Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM, and Sunday, 9 AM-2 PM. This exhibition is the latest in a series of exhibitions at the Gershman Y featuring members of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

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