Event Title: Liberty & Justice (For All) Exhibit
Date/Time: Fri, Jan 3rd 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Homer Public Library Fireplace Lounge
Friday, Jan 3, 5:00 - 7:00pm
The library is participating in the January First Friday event!
Playing in the conference room during that time will be a video of the opening panel discussion at the VII Gallery in New York City that aired on Alaska Public TV -- 360 North.
The Spring 2012 issue of Alaska Quarterly Review featured a special photo and text piece entitled “Liberty and Justice (For All).” In this special tribute section for Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, two photojournalists who were tragically killed in 2011 while covering the civil war in Libya, sixty-eight of the world's leading photojournalists explored the universal themes of liberty and justice through images and personal narrative.
The exhibit “Liberty and Justice (For All)” traveled within Alaska, across North America, and to London, and will inaugurate the return of the Homer Public Library as a venue for rotating exhibits of public art. Although there is not room for the entire collection of photographs, AQR editor Ronald Spatz has chosen some two-dozen of the most provocative work to be show in Homer. Each image was submitted by the photojournalists as the one image they've taken that best represents the theme of "liberty and justice." As Benjamin J. Spatz notes in his introduction, "Taken together, their words and images create a tapestry of the varied nature of liberty and justice that coalesce to explore something more fundamental: the pursuit and importance of truth." The truth of these images range from the joy of voting for the first time to the effects of contaminated water to tensions over immigration to the plight of war victims across the globe. They tell stories of hope and suffering, of anger and resilience, of fear and joy.”
The exhibit will remain on display at the library through the month of January.