Programs  no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world

no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world

Feb 7, 2014 -
Apr 19, 2014

KANEKO | 1111 Jones St


no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world will be on display at KANEKO from February 7 – April 19.  An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 7 from 6–9pm.

This reception is FREE and open to the public.  Please register for free by clicking on the “register now” button above.

This exhibition is the first offering in an ongoing partnership with the Annenberg Space for Photography, based in Los Angeles, that will bring a sampling of the best work in photography to KANEKO in the years to come.  Curated by ethnographer and past KANEKO lecturer Wade Davis, Ph.D., no strangers consists of over 100 images from 24 photographers and an original documentary. These stunning works depict indigenous cultures from Borneo to the jungles of Latin America, from Mongolia to the Kalahari Desert.

These photographs bear witness to both our shared humanity and the diversity of practices that characterize our daily lives. Many of the cultures to be glimpsed in no strangers are, as Wade Davis explains, “being driven out of existence by identifiable and overwhelming external forces.”  These images attempt to tally what is lost when a culture vanishes.

The opening reception for no strangers will be on Friday, February 7 from 6–9pm.  This reception is free and open to the public.  Admission to the exhibition is also free and open to the public. Exhibit runs February 7 – April 19.  Open hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm and Saturdays, 1 – 5pm.

Photo credits: Indus River, Mohenjo Daro, Pakistan by Randy Olson; Henan Province, China by Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos

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