Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out, an exhibit exploring ideas about home and power through documentary and fine art images by award-winning British photographer Edmund Clark opens for the first time in the United States on Feb. 7 at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery.
Featuring shifting notions about home and power for detainees, soldiers and staff, as well as those released from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, the exhibit includes 35 photos taken by Clark shortly after Barack Obama became president in 2009.
The winner of the 2011 Royal Photographic Society Hood Medal and a finalist in this year’s Prix Pictet, Clark will be on hand to discuss the photographs that capture spaces rather than people as well as the exhibit’s collection of correspondence called "Letters to Omar" during an opening reception being held at 5 p.m. Feb. 7 at Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
In this new traveling show, which is making its debut in Chicago, and runs through May 4 at Roosevelt’s Gage Gallery, the images by Clark capture what home is like for: Americans at the naval base at Guantanamo; detainees being held in Guantanamo’s camps; and former detainees now rebuilding their lives in Britain.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by Roosevelt’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Joseph Loundy Center for Human Rights at Roosevelt University, and is made possible in part through the generosity of Susan B. Rubnitz. Gage Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
For questions about the Gage Gallery exhibit, visit www.roosevelt.edu/gagegallery and/or for more information on acquiring the traveling show, contact Michael Ensdorf at 312-341-6458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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