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Winter Exhibitions Opening Party
This winter, the RIC challenges the status quo with a series of experimental shows confronting the traditional power dynamic between photographer and subject. Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography suggests that photographya medium traditionally understood as one dominated by singular creative adventurersis better defined by collaboration and interaction.
Alongside this exhibition, Jim Goldbergs seminal series Rich and Poor 1977 to 1985 exemplifies this relationship by pairing his portraits with revealing self-observations from his subjects, inscribed directly on the photographs. These images exposed the rising social and economic divide in the United States that has only intensified today.
Two additional exhibitions also explore the fluid dynamic between the makers of images, their subjects, and the audience that experiences photograph: Ivan Sigal: Karachi Circular Railway and Soon we were en route again: The Margaret Corry Albums 19471963. Jorge Ayala: A Su Propio Ritmo At Its Own Rhythm also opens in the RIC's student gallery.