IU East art exhibit documents the life of the homeless in Cincinnati

January 6th, 2012

Indiana University East will exhibit “A Place to Call Home: The Camps & Domiciles of Cincinnati’s Urban Homeless” in The Gallery from January 9 to February 17. Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit during gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Three journalists spent a year documenting the lives of people in homeless camps in Cincinnati: their handmade shelters, their struggle for subsistence, their relationships with one another and with the larger society. In photographs, audio and stories, “A Place to Call Home” shows their experiences over the course of four seasons, including the joy of a wedding and the tragedy of a fatal fire — the stuff of life, lived outdoors.

The exhibit includes works of photography by Jon Hughes, narrative by Gregory Flannery, audio by Margo Pierce, and digital transfers by Sean Hughes.

This exhibit is part of the A Place to Call Home project. Research support provided in part by University of Cincinnati Taft Department Research Grants.
A reception will be held for the artist at 7 p.m. on January 11.

For more information, call Ed Thornburg, gallery curator, at (765) 973-8605 or visit iue.edu/gallery.

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