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Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes
May 28, 2016 - September 18, 2016
The Nasher Museum is pesenting Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes an exhibition in the Incubator, as part of The Collection Galleries. Based in Wilson, North Carolina, Uzzle has photographed the American South for over five decades, capturing nuanced views in both black and white and color from the mountains to the coast. The 16 photographs selected for this show explore rural life in this region and how southerners have engaged with the landscape over time. This exhibition is part of a collaboration between the Nasher Museum, the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Each museum will present an exhibition of Uzzle's photography covering a broad range of subjects from the artist's extensive career, and each show will be on view during the summer of 2016.
One of America's most highly regarded photographers, Burk Uzzle began his career at age 17 as a staff photographer for The News & Observer in Raleigh. At 23, he became the youngest photographer ever hired by Life magazine. In 1967 he joined the legendary photographic agency Magnum Photos and served two terms as its president. While with Magnum, he shot his seminal images of Woodstock and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s funeral. Since 1984, Uzzle has been an independent artist. His photographs have been published and exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and are represented in many museum collections, including the Nasher's.
Wall text from the exhibition
(above: Installation views, Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes, May
28 - September 18, 2016. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham,
North Carolina. Photos by Peter Paul Geoffrion.)
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The museum is located at 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705
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