March 1 - April 16, 2020
Every day we walk past many people. We see some of them, and others are invisible to us. We try to avoid some of them, and others we want to engage. Some anger us, and others we disdain. Yet, beneath their differences of race, skin color, gender, clothing, and class, there lies a common humanity. Because of our learned fears and prejudices we are attracted to those like ourselves and often fear or hate those who are different. As a nation, we are divided from each other, and our instincts lead us to exclude rather than include others. We have lost our sense of community.
This exhibition of large portrait photographs, entitled Faces of the other: Encounters in the midst of the city, shows that people in our world—those we walk past daily—can be approached and understood. It demonstrates our similarities rather than our differences. Each portrait brings viewers into its space in an intimate and loving way and, in this highly technological age, portrays our humanity in an analog medium. The subjects in these photos, while all different, are brought together in this exhibition to help us understand that we are alike in many ways. The photographs in this exhibition, 3 feet x 5 feet, are mounted on the fences that surround Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston. The people in the images are portrayed larger than life, and we can see them up close. Their eyes look directly at us in a non-threatening way. They say we mean you no harm.
“A series of 42 3’x5’ portraits showing the diversity of Houston’s community. There are about 7 different religions, 8-10 different races, LGBTQ (and non-Binary) and different social classes. The opening is on Saturday from 1-3 at the Cathedral.”
On View: April 15, 2020 | 11 pm – 3 am
1117 Texas Avenue
Houston, 77002 TXGet directions