Photographer Marti Corn
June 18th through July 30th, 2018
For the first exhibit in the Access the Arts series, we will be exhibiting the work of local photographer, Marti Corn, from her book The Ground on Which I Stand. This book features images and stories of our neighbors in the community of Tamina, one of the few remaining freedman’s towns in the United States.
From Marti Corn:
I am an activist, photographer, and oral historian. Inspired by those I’ve encountered who remain hopeful in the face of despair, I work with people living in states of continuous poverty and whose struggles threaten to strip them of their dignity. My images are not conceptualized; I don’t plan in advance how each portrait will be made. I simply listen to and record the stories of individuals, families, and communities, allowing each to reveal whatever they with.
Since 2007, I’ve worked with many nonprofits and non-governmental organizations to create projects that generate awareness for humanitarian crises throughout the world. Multiple bodies of photographic work have been produced thus far, leading to exhibitions throughout the United States and the publication of a hardback volume entitled The Ground on Which I Stand (Texas A&M Press) in 2016.
I also offer workshops revolved around visual storytelling, teaching both journal-writing and photography, and I give lectures about my long-term projects including Tamina, a freedmen’s town and those refugees living in Kakuma.
Visit Marti’s website, marticorn.com to learn more about her work.
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