Questions without Answers
A Photographic Prism of World Events, 1985-2010
Photographs by VII
Questions without Answers, a major exhibition co-organized by the Tufts University Art Gallery, Tufts’ Institute for Global Leadership, and VII Photo Agency, presents a wide range of photographs that portray defining moments of the post-Cold War period and their aftermaths. From the Fall of the Berlin Wall and September 11, 2001, to Iraq and Afghanistan, the Balkans and Congo, Chechnya and Gaza, among other conflict zones, this timely, landmark exhibition features 125 photographs by 16 photographers affiliated with the renowned VII Photo Agency, newly printed for the occasion, many displayed for the first time. Also included is one Oscar-nominated short docudrama by Antonin Kratochvil.
Jared Bowen of the Emily Rooney show on WGBH interviews Sherman Teichman, Director of the Institute of Global Leadership; and Samuel James, photographer and alumni of EPIIC. The topic covered is the VII Photo Agency gallery entitled "Questions Without Answers" hosted by the IGL on Tufts University.
Images from the Field IV | View the Gallery Images that relate this the 2007-2008 EPIIC Symposium Theme "Global Poverty and Inequality".
Argentina: From the Ruins of a Dirty War | View the Gallery Led by Gary Knight and Mort Rosenblum, the EXPOSURE-VII Photo Agency Workshop in Argentina consisted of eight Tufts students and one Tufts staff member. In January 2006, the participants of this weeklong workshop traveled to Buenos Aires to work on photo essays with topics ranging from the city police force to the “Las Madres” -- the mothers whose loved ones were disappeared during the “Dirty War” to the impact of tourism.
Images from the Field III Exposure, the program for photojournalism, documentary studies and human-rights at the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership, is pleased to present Images from the Field III: IGL Student and Alumni Work. The current installation of this ongoing exhibition series includes photographs from nine current students and recent alumni of the Institute for Global Leadership. Images from the Field III highlights global research initiatives recently conducted in Argentina, Burma, China, Indonesia, Iraq, Rwanda, Uganda and the United States. The 18 photographs included in Images from the Field III revolve around the 2006 EPIIC International Symposium theme, The Politics of Fear. From the weary “Madres” in Argentina who lost loved ones in the “Dirty War” to genocide survivors in Rwanda to the current war in Iraq, Images from the Field III is a powerful testimony to one of the most motivating and paralyzing of human emotions and to the persistence and tenacity of survival. The story of each of student photographer is unique. Some of the students travelled to Argentina to participate in a VII Photo Agency-Exposure Workshop led by Gary Knight, VII Photo Agency photographer, and Mort Rosenblum, Former Chief Correspondent, Associated Press; some students incorporated photography into their EPIIC research; and some students photographed while interning, teaching and volunteering around the globe. Images from the Field I and II are on display at the Institute for Global Leadership located at 96 Packard Avenue in Medford
Kim Berman // Resistance and Renewal: Selected work from 1985 to 2005 February 8 - February 28 Slater Concourse, Aidekman Arts Center Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Kim Berman was born in Johannesburg in 1960 and is an EPIIC ('86) and Tufts MFA ('89) alumna. One of the most respected artists in South Africa, Ms. Berman's work reflects political and social issues from pre and post Apartheid to the current AIDS pandemic. Formerly an ANC activist, Ms. Berman founded three seminal projects for art and social transformation: Artist Proof Studio (1992), Paper Prayers Campaign (1996), and Phumani Paper (2000). Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe and North America and her specific work concerned with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was selected to hang in the Constitutional Court in South Africa. She is the recipient of a 2006 EPIIC Distinguished Alumni Award. In collaboration with the 2005-06 EPIIC Symposium: The Politics of Fear and the Institute for Global Leadership.
IMAGES FROM THE FIELD II: Institute Student & Alumni Work | View the Gallery Spring 2005 Exhibition Exposure, the center for photojournalism, documentary studies, and human-rights at Tufts University, and the Institute for Global Leadership are proud to present Images from the Field II: Institute Student and Alumni Work. The most recent installation of this ongoing exhibition series includes work from 19 current students and recent alumni associated with the Institute for Global Leadership. Exhibited in the Slater Concourse in Aidekman Arts Center in conjunction with the national launch of Vanishing by Antonin Kratochvil, Images from the Field II highlights global research initiatives undertaken by current students and recent alumni. This is EXPOSURE's fourth exhibition at Tufts University and is presented in collaboration with de.MO and VII Photo Agency.
Vanishing | National Launch Plasma Screen Exhibition: Photographs by Antonin Kratochvil, VII Photo Agency Text by Michael Persson A de.MO photographic project by Giorgio Baravalle Slater Concourse, Aidekman Arts Center February 1 > February 28, 2005 Progress is a term we use to label and justify our actions when our actions need support. Progress is our cover, our moral self-assurance when progress is the pursuit of the profitable, the exploitation of others, and the safe guarding of power and influence. What is gained in the name of progress is sacrificed at the expense of something else - people, the land, entire ways of life, living creatures, and symbols of our history. "Vanishing" will be Antonin Kratochvil's record of these losses of Man's need to keep step with his ideas; the photographic epitaph to what has either departed from view, or has barely clung to existence. The black and white photo essays will take the viewer through the tin mines of Bolivia where the "Palieris" eek out their living from the discarded slag heaps left by the multinational mining companies. To the plight of the hundred or so, Black Rhinoceroses still hanging on in Namibia on the borders of war torn Angola where poachers of one kind or another continue to hunt the remaining few. It isn't only animals that are endangered, humans too. The white farmers of Zimbabwe, and their eviction from their homesteads and livelihoods, highlight the fact that it isn't just the stereotypes that are affected by progress and its bite. Caught in history's ever-changing circumstances the farmers that once lived under colonialism's protection now see their world in a different way; for the white Zimbabweans, their time is over. Eastern Europe's pollution, especially the area in northern Bohemia, where through years of neglect, the landscape and the people all have been battered by industry's by-products. Operating without regards for life, industry has destroyed the land by fouling the atmosphere, ruining the water and tainting the soil for decades, whilst contaminating the people for generations to come with cancers and other toxic manifestations. And finally, in the sweeping run down of the book's list of chapters, we come to New York's twin towers. Seen by some as the symbol of Globalization, seen by others as a monument to Western greed. The towers collapse and the reaction to this event show another kind of vanishing. Throughout history the sacking of palaces, churches and temples have all been part of change, not only attitudes but practices as well. The World Trade Center bombing has modern similarities to that of the fall of Constantinople. These structures have gone but will leave a mark on our history. "Vanishing" will show the paradoxes with which life seems to be so abundant. It seems important how we continue to innovate, perfect and think in the course of our human existence. It seems funny how we do this and yet pay no mind to the water we drink, the air we breathe and the damage we do at the same time. Without these things our progress will die, and we will vanish. Panel with Mr. Antonin Kratochvil , a world-renowned, award-winning photojournalist and documentary photographer with VII Photo Agency. February 23, 2005, 8:00 pm Kratochvil was the first recipient of the Eyewitness Essay honor of the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography and the 1997 first prize World Press Photo for Broken Dream, which documents 20 years of conflict in Eastern Europe. He is a founding member of VII, a cooperative picture agency in the tradition of Magnum Photos, based in Paris with whom Exposure, EPIIC's photography, human rights and conflict program is closely aligned.
Exposure/VII Workshops: Bali and Kosovo January 10 - February 3 Slater Concourse, Aidekman Arts Center The Exposure/VII Workshops exhibition is a selection of photographs from workshops conducted by acclaimed VII Photo Agency photographers in Bali and Kosovo. During the summer of 2005, eight Tufts Exposure students traveled to Kosovo with Gary Knight and four Exposure students traveled to Bali to work with John Stanmayer. The Bali photographic collection focused on spirituality and modernization while the Kosovo collection explores many facets of post -war Kosovar society.
Images from the Field I Images from the Field, EPIIC Student & Alumni Work Many students at the Institute for Global Leadership have found in photography a powerful medium of communication and have integrated it into their research projects. For some, it has become a primary form of expression. As part of the current exhibit, Exposure has selected sixteen images from student research initiatives. The diversity of their location, subject and theme reflects the breadth of interests that flourish in programs like Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) and the Tufts Institute for Leadership and International Perspective. With works by Alexander Busse, EPIIC 2002: South Africa Nicholas Chaset, EPIIC 2004: East Timor Maja Denic-Munk, SMFA 1996: Croatia Matthew Edmunson, EPIIC 2004: Israel and the West Bank Kenneth Fan, TILIP 2001: China Melia Onel, EPIIC 2001: Turkey Jacob Silberberg, EPIIC 2001, TILIP 2002: Liberia, Turkish Kurdistan (for the NY Times) Jenna Sirkin, EPIIC 2003: Jerusalem and Cuba Esra Yalcinalp, EPIIC 2004: Bosnia and Herzegovina
RETHINK: The Causes and Consequences of September 11 | National Launch Wednesday, February 25 A collection of essays and photographs by renowned policymakers, authors, and photographers including Ron Haviv, John Cooley, Robert Dannin, James Nachtwey, and Jonathan Schell. This event was cosponsored by de.MO and VII photo agency. RETHINK defines September 11th as a departure point that has, and will, continue to shape our future. Consequently it forces us to rethink our place in the world, an act that requires introspection and the willingness to challenge our preconceptions. Investigating the historical, political and moral aspects of such a tragedy, as well as the events that may have fostered it, and its political consequences, may help us to create new viewpoints. RETHINK includes written and photographic essays from 50 different contributors, including the work of the following photographers from the VII Photo Agency: Photo of VII by Christian Witkin, Vanity Fair CHRISTOPHER MORRIS | JAMES NACHTWEY | RON HAVIV | ALEXANDRA BOULAT | ANTONIN KRATOCHVIL | JOHN STANMEYER | LAUREN GREENFIELD | GARY KNIGHT | CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON Acknowledgements We are deeply appreciative of the vision and generous support of the following who have made this installation possible: Dr. John and Randi Lapidus, Belmont MA Robert and Jo Ann Bendetson, Andover, MA Gene and Anja Rosenberg, Simsbury, CT James Palleschi Jr., Boston, MA C.J. McCarthy Insurance Agency/HUB International, Wilmington, MA We extend our profound thanks and deep appreciation to the following for their dedication to the nurturing and developing of this exhibit and human rights and photojournalism center: James Nachtwey, five-time winner of the Robert Capa Gold Medal and co-founder of VII Photo Agency, for his compelling and powerful work and for his great confidence in this project; Stan Grossfeld, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer of the Boston Globe, for his compassionate eye, his selfless mentoring of our students and for the intellectual authorship of this project; Giorgio Baravalle, editor of RETHINK and designer, publisher and co-founder of de.MO, for his iconoclasm, intellectual and aesthetic insight, and warmth; VII, for its courage and humane convictions. This exhibit benefited from the invaluable contributions of: Joanne Taube, Gallery ART3 | New Hampshire Douglas Mix, Frames and Images | Boston Bruce, Ken, and Zach Persing | Brookline, MA Sandra van Aalstede, de.MO | New York, NY Franklin J. Walton & David Kalson, RF Binder Partners | New York, NY Nicholas Vasilakis, Rentfusion | New York, NY Giovanni Del Brenna, VII Photo Agency | New York, NY Amy Ingrid Schlegel, Doug Bell, and John Peitso | Tufts University Gallery Robert Dutton | Tufts University We also wish to extend our deep appreciation to The Schuster Family for its support of the Institute for Global Leadership.
Envoys of War Images by Group VII Photojournalists Alexandra Boulat, Ron Haviv, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey, and John Stanmeyer Koppelman Gallery, Tufts University November 8 > 21, 2004
EVIDENCE: The Case Against Milosevic | View the Gallery Photographs by Gary Knight, VII Photo Agency Koppelman Gallery, Tufts University September 9 - October 31, 2004 Photos (8)