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Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert

Event Details:
September 13, 2012 - December 30, 2012
Location: The Thomas H. Jacobsen Gallery of American Art

American photojournalist Elizabeth Gilbert has lived and worked in Africa for twenty years, traveling from Kenya to Congo, throughout the Great Rift Valley, and reporting civil wars in Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan. Her photographs have been published worldwide in Time, The New York Times, Newsweek and other international media, and she is the author of two black and white photographic books chronicling vanishing African tradition.

Her images portray a continent in transition, both politically and culturally. This mid-life retrospective is as diverse as Africa itself, depicting a traditional world seemingly suspended in time, as well as its modern urban parallel. Silver prints on exhibit range from life-size murals that pull the viewer into an intimate world of African ritual, to collections of pocket sized studio portraits made in remote villages and markets. All tell the story of a continent's journey through change.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., Elkins Constructors, Inc., Mrs. Edward W. Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr., The Director's Circle at The Cummer and U.S. Trust

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Event Start Date: 
Thu, 09/13/2012 - Sun, 12/30/2012
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The Thomas H. Jacobsen Gallery of American Art
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Her images portray a continent in transition, both politically and culturally. This mid-life retrospective is as diverse as Africa itself, depicting a traditional world seemingly suspended in time, as well as its modern urban parallel. Silver prints on exhibit range from life-size murals that pull the viewer into an intimate world of African ritual, to collections of pocket sized studio portraits made in remote villages and markets. All tell the story of a continent's journey through change.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., Elkins Constructors, Inc., Mrs. Edward W. Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr., The Director's Circle at The Cummer and U.S. Trust

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Her images portray a continent in transition, both politically and culturally. This mid-life retrospective is as diverse as Africa itself, depicting a traditional world seemingly suspended in time, as well as its modern urban parallel. Silver prints on exhibit range from life-size murals that pull the viewer into an intimate world of African ritual, to collections of pocket sized studio portraits made in remote villages and markets. All tell the story of a continent's journey through change.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., Elkins Constructors, Inc., Mrs. Edward W. Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr., The Director's Circle at The Cummer and U.S. Trust

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Her images portray a continent in transition, both politically and culturally. This mid-life retrospective is as diverse as Africa itself, depicting a traditional world seemingly suspended in time, as well as its modern urban parallel. Silver prints on exhibit range from life-size murals that pull the viewer into an intimate world of African ritual, to collections of pocket sized studio portraits made in remote villages and markets. All tell the story of a continent's journey through change.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., Elkins Constructors, Inc., Mrs. Edward W. Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr., The Director's Circle at The Cummer and U.S. Trust

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Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., Elkins Constructors, Inc., Mrs. Edward W. Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr., The Director's Circle at The Cummer and U.S. Trust

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Her images portray a continent in transition, both politically and culturally. This mid-life retrospective is as diverse as Africa itself, depicting a traditional world seemingly suspended in time, as well as its modern urban parallel. Silver prints on exhibit range from life-size murals that pull the viewer into an intimate world of African ritual, to collections of pocket sized studio portraits made in remote villages and markets. All tell the story of a continent's journey through change.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., Elkins Constructors, Inc., Mrs. Edward W. Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr., The Director's Circle at The Cummer and U.S. Trust

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Her images portray a continent in transition, both politically and culturally. This mid-life retrospective is as diverse as Africa itself, depicting a traditional world seemingly suspended in time, as well as its modern urban parallel. Silver prints on exhibit range from life-size murals that pull the viewer into an intimate world of African ritual, to collections of pocket sized studio portraits made in remote villages and markets. All tell the story of a continent's journey through change.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., Elkins Constructors, Inc., Mrs. Edward W. Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr., The Director's Circle at The Cummer and U.S. Trust

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Her images portray a continent in transition, both politically and culturally. This mid-life retrospective is as diverse as Africa itself, depicting a traditional world seemingly suspended in time, as well as its modern urban parallel. Silver prints on exhibit range from life-size murals that pull the viewer into an intimate world of African ritual, to collections of pocket sized studio portraits made in remote villages and markets. All tell the story of a continent's journey through change.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., Elkins Constructors, Inc., Mrs. Edward W. Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr., The Director's Circle at The Cummer and U.S. Trust

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Her images portray a continent in transition, both politically and culturally. This mid-life retrospective is as diverse as Africa itself, depicting a traditional world seemingly suspended in time, as well as its modern urban parallel. Silver prints on exhibit range from life-size murals that pull the viewer into an intimate world of African ritual, to collections of pocket sized studio portraits made in remote villages and markets. All tell the story of a continent's journey through change.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., Elkins Constructors, Inc., Mrs. Edward W. Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr., The Director's Circle at The Cummer and U.S. Trust

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Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., Elkins Constructors, Inc., Mrs. Edward W. Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr., The Director's Circle at The Cummer and U.S. Trust

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Her images portray a continent in transition, both politically and culturally. This mid-life retrospective is as diverse as Africa itself, depicting a traditional world seemingly suspended in time, as well as its modern urban parallel. Silver prints on exhibit range from life-size murals that pull the viewer into an intimate world of African ritual, to collections of pocket sized studio portraits made in remote villages and markets. All tell the story of a continent's journey through change.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., Elkins Constructors, Inc., Mrs. Edward W. Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr., The Director's Circle at The Cummer and U.S. Trust

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Her images portray a continent in transition, both politically and culturally. This mid-life retrospective is as diverse as Africa itself, depicting a traditional world seemingly suspended in time, as well as its modern urban parallel. Silver prints on exhibit range from life-size murals that pull the viewer into an intimate world of African ritual, to collections of pocket sized studio portraits made in remote villages and markets. All tell the story of a continent's journey through change.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., Elkins Constructors, Inc., Mrs. Edward W. Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr., The Director's Circle at The Cummer and U.S. Trust

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