Saturday, June 03, 2006

Brooklyn Photo Exhibit: Images from PK NOLA

Harriet's Alter Ego is pleased to present…

Muddy Water Gumbo & High Tide Blues
Images from New Orleans, Post-Katrina

A Photography Exhibit by Award-Winning Photojournalist Delphine Fawundu-Buford

Opening Reception & Artist Talk
Sunday, June 4, 2006, 4-7pm

Exhibition Dates: June 4 - 30, 2006
Harriet's Alter Ego Boutique & Gallery
293 Flatbush Ave. bet. St. Marks & Prospect Place
Brooklyn, New York
2, 3, 4, 5, Q, B, N, R, D to Atlantic Avenue

For more info: 718-783-2074 or Harriet's Alter Ego

Photographer Delphine A. Fawundu-Buford latest series is a collection of riveting images of the Big Easy, post-Katrina. Muddy Water Gumbo & High Tide Blues is a photo-essay created during her 2006 trip to New Orleans as a NABJ Gulf Coast Fellow. A large part of her mission was to document the lives of the everyday people who were affected by Katrina. The images largely excerpt Crescent City and its inner communities that have been ravaged by Katrina with emphasis on the 9th Ward. Muddy Water Gumbo & High Tide Blues consists of five smaller series "The 9th Ward Remains," "Blues Soldiers" "2nd Line" "Infatuation with Mammy?" and "We Still Here."

"As I photographed these remains, it felt as if I were at an archaeological dig," Delphine explains of "The 9th Ward Remains" series, "getting a more personal perspective of everyday people who lived in the 9th Ward, some who listened to music, read books, wore under-wired bras, used silver metal forks, and earned degrees just like me."

Delphine has gained wide recognition from her image "Patiently Waiting," which graced the cover of the catalog for the memorable 'Committed to the Image: Contemporary Black Photographers' exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 2000. Her career that spans over a decade includes publications such as Black: A Celebration of a Culture and Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers from 1840 - Present by Deborah Willis. Some of her editorial credits include RollingStone, Essence, Honey and Vibe. Delphine has exhibited locally and nationally and has participated in critically acclaimed exhibitions 'Only Skin Deep' at the International Center of Photography and 'Open: Artist Working in Brooklyn' at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Her works are in the private collections of Danny Simmons (NYC), The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the New York Coalition of Creative Art Therapies just to name a few.

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