Video tour of Wendy Ewald's This Is Where I Live in our University Art Gallery.
The University Art Gallery is delighted to present This is Where I Live, a participatory photography project led by acclaimed photographer Wendy Ewald. By means of a collection of approximately four hundred photographs, This is Where I Live represents experiences and lives from several distinct communities in Israel and the West Bank. The exhibition will be on view from September 2 through November 20, 2020.
To protect the health of those on and off our campus, in-person visits to the exhibition are reserved for students, faculty, and staff of the University already on campus.
If This Is Where I Live is not where you live, please enjoy the exhibition and its associated events remotely by means of the links below:
Click the photograph to the left to view individual slideshows of the 14 groups represented in Wendy Ewald's This Is Where I Live in our University Art Gallery.
Recorded LIVE on Thursday, October 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. Central, our live webinar with internationally acclaimed photographer Wendy Ewald and Professor of Art Pradip Malde!
View Pradip Malde's Introductory lecture to Wendy Ewald's This is Where I Live.
Ewald does far more than photograph her subjects. Instead, believing that people know their own lives and communities best, she collaborates with groups of people over several months, giving those who want to participate their own cameras. Together they consider images, study the cameras and basics of photography, talk about the photographs taken and the choices made and why, and tell stories. The process is one of learning and exchange, and the results are cumulative and cooperative: collective portraits made up of multiple individual perspectives, and bodies of work created not by one photographer but by many people working together.
For This is Where I Live, Ewald worked with fourteen disparate groups of people in Israel and the West Bank, from Palestinian Arab women elders in East Jerusalem to Jewish Israeli 6th grade students from the Kfar Giladi Kibbutz, Upper Galilee, from Palestinian Arab 6th grade students at the Bir El Amir School in Nazareth to Jewish Israeli stall owners from the Mahane Yehuda market, Jerusalem. This is Where I Live presents “a kind of narrative atlas,” in which people from a deeply and impossibly divided region share their experiences, and all the places they live, in photographs.