I have been really slack with my posts over the last several months. To be honest, a lot of exciting things have happened and I have not had a chance to get caught up. One big relief is that I am finished with graduate school. To name a few: I have received an artist grant, attended a documentary workshop at Duke University, celebrated my son's Tol, photographed two incredible weddings, and working on an exhibit at the Hickory Museum of Art. I also plan on overhauling my website, www.joeyoungphoto.com
in the upcoming months. I will review the other events later. What I want to talk about now is my exhibit.
I will have my first major solo exhibit from January 9th - May 23rd 2010, at the Hickory Museum of Art. The exhibit will be in the entrance gallery until April and will move to the Windows gallery until May. The exhibit is in conjunction with Torn From Home
, an interactive children's exhibit about life as a refugee. I am sort of the opening act. The reception is January 29th, 2010, from 5:00-8:00 pm, for both exhibits. I guess I need to tell you a little bit about my show. It is titled "A Celebration of Heritage: The Face and Voice of Latinos in the Catawba Valley." I started shooting the exhibit last year as a graduate project. It is turned into a labor of love for my children, especially my daughter who is from Guatemala. I wanted to learn more about her heritage and culture. Along the way I reflected my experiences with immigration and the importance of remembering where we came from.Chad Ritchie
designed the postcard you see posted. I am in the process of promoting the exhibit. Please help me by telling others and for coming to see the exhibit.