Eugene Richards. For sale: a dust-covered snow globe of the city as it once was, from Stepping Through the Ashes
Upcoming…

“Enduring Freedom”

September 8 – November 13, 2016
Lecture: September 8, 6:30–8:30pm; $10 General Public | $5 PCNW Members | Students FREE with RSVP and ID | SOLD OUT
Community Conversation: September 10, 4:00-6:00pm | FREE with RSVP

PCNW is honored to exhibit the work of master photographer Eugene Richards in a solo exhibition timed to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11. “Enduring Freedom”brings together two distinct bodies of work, both focused on the personal within incomprehensible situations of violence: Stepping Through the Ashes, made in the weeks following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, andWar is Personal, a chronicle of the human impact of the resulting military involvement in Iraq from 2003 to today.

This is the first time these works have been exhibited together, and it is the first solo exhibition of Richards’ work in the Northwest. Selected text from interviews conducted by Richards and his partner, Janine Altongy, will also be included in the exhibit.

Richards, who has been recognized through nearly every significant award for photography including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award, National Endowment for the Arts grants, the ICP Infinity Awards, the Leica Medal of Excellence, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award, will present a lecture on Thursday, September 8 and conduct a masterclass Saturday, September 10, from 10:00am–3:00pm. This is a rare opportunity to share work and engage in conversation with an icon of documentary photography. Lecture tickets here; masterclass FULL.

Public Programs

Lecture: September 8, 6:30–8:30pm; $10 General Public | $5 PCNW Members | Students FREE with RSVP and ID. SOLD OUT

EUGENE RICHARDS was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1944. He graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in English and went on to study photography with Minor White. Richards helped found a social service organization and a community newspaper, Many Voices. As a freelance magazine photographer, Richards covered such diverse topics as the American family, drug addiction, emergency medicine, pediatric AIDS, aging, and death in America. Richards has published seventeen books thus far, and in 1992 he directed and shot Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue, the first of seven short films he has made; he has published 17 books thus far.

Community Conversation: September 10, 4:00-6:00pm. FREE with RSVP.
During the run of “Enduring Freedom,” and in concert with Seattle Public Library’s concurrent exhibition of Mary Ellen Mark’s Streetwise Revisited, this free PCNW public program will explore notions of home. On September 10, join Executive Director Michelle Dunn Marsh, KUOW Reporter Liz Jones, and Tasveer Co-founder Rita Meher for the Notions of Home Community Conversation focused on our lived experiences in a post-9/11 world. In the name of personal safety and national security, policies, practices, and prejudices have repeatedly shaped what it means to be American. How have 15 years of realities such as the War on Terror, Islamophobia, a volatile economy, ongoing racial tensions and a perpetual longing for safety impacted our perceptions of home as both concept and physical location?

Master Class: Saturday, September 10, 10:00am–3:00pm.
This is a rare opportunity to share work and engage in conversation with an icon of documentary photography. FULL.

Veteran’s Day: Friday, November 11, 12:00-6:00pm.
The PCNW gallery will be open on Friday, November 11 to honor our Veterans.

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