Friday, May 4, 2012

Eyes to the World

The Iris PhotoCollective is exhibiting an international body of work from the last two decades at the New Beginnings Barber Shop in Baltimore. Troy Staton, owner of New Beginnings, has created an amazing gallery in the West Baltimore neighborhood across from Hollins Market to bring art directly to the people.

The Iris PhotoCollective is made up of four like-minded photographers who believe that when poor people and people of color are locked out of the mainstream dialogue, they are left to believe that their views and ideas are not valid. With that in mind, their work has always been about relationships, and documenting the relationships of people of color to each other and the world. By preserving the subject’s dignity and elevating content over aesthetic, they are creating a body of work that fits into a larger context of cultural diversity and human understanding.

Come out and see the work. Join us at the reception, Sunday, May 6, 2012. New Beginnings Barber Shop, 1047 Hollins St, Baltimore 21223, from 3-6 pm. Show runs through June 30th.