Struggle & Hope: Documenting Modern America- Alfonso Neal exhibit (Social Justice in the Arts/Media)
The LAVA Center (324 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301)
A photographic exhibition of work by award-winning photographer and writer Alfonso Neal. It is the first exhibition of Neal’s work spanning seven years of fieldwork documenting social justice movements throughout the United States and Mexico.
The exhibit will feature four major intersectional themes: the Labor Movement, Black Lives Matter, Immigration Crisis at the U.S. Southern Border, Low-Wage Workers, and will be made up of 20 black and white photographs, accompanied by the voices of individuals featured in the images (written and recorded)—highlighting the humanity often forgotten in modern news coverage.
Inspired by the Farm Security Administration photographers, Neal merges traditional documentary approaches and literary realism to present life as what it is.
All donations will go towards publishing this exhibit as part of America's historical record.
For more information about Alfonso Neal, visit al-neal.com.