Sunday, August 5, 2012


The Big Picture is an idiom often used in spoken language that refers to the overall perspective of objective, not just the fine details.  It is an expansion of meaning that gives way to an over-arching theme.  The details provide meaning, which eventually yields to understanding. In the visual language of photojournalism, comprehension is not determined by a large frame but rather, by large context.

Iris PhotoCollective is pleased to announce its groundbreaking exhibition Big Picture, a group show curated by photojournalist, Carl Juste.

Big Picture will open August 17, 2012, 7pm at The Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami, Florida. The gallery is approximately 2,100 square feet with high vaulted ceilings—a perfect venue with ample space for an exhibition of this magnitude.

The exhibition will display sixteen colossal images by sixteen extraordinary photojournalists. The work will be featured in high- resolution quality and size that will make viewers feel like they are part of the scene, allowing them to experience the event first hand.  Each image is a physical manifestation of the expansion of meaning.  The truth and relativity of the facts are the ingredients that expand the comprehension of the image.  The viewer sees the larger context because they are drawn into the expanding frame, hence made to see the Big Picture.

                                                                                                 Jahi Chikwendiu/Washington Post - Kogelo, Kenya 2009

Thousands of miles from Washington, DC, Kenyans celebrate the incoming U.S. presidency of Barack Obama.  Kenyans, particularly from this village where the president's father was born, symbolically claim the new US president as their own president.

A scene shot through one of the shawls that were on sale on the grounds of the Senator Barack Obama Secondary School in Kogelo, Kenya, where the incoming US president has roots.

What is your big picture? Tell us.

Come to see, feel, and get the Big Picture. 

Get the "Big Picture" right here, right now:

Big Picture
August 17, 2012 @ 7pm
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, Fl 33137
Little Haiti Cultural Center Gallery