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Photography & Politics

Exhibition Dates: November 8th - December 14th, 2019 in Photography & Digital Arts Department, Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY
Reception: Friday November 8th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Photography & Digital Arts Department, Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY
How can images not only document political events but themselves be political acts? Question politics around them? React, subvert politics? Imagine a better world so it can be executed? Historically, artists reflect their contemporary moment. Photography & Politics is a nationally juried show by Stephanie Mercedes reflecting on how photographs can be pushed further.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Donald Hyatt (Rochester, NY)
Laura Scheidt (Silver Spring, MD)
Cheryl Amati Martin (Rochester, NY)
Michael Darough (Waco, TX)
Karen Faris (Rochester, NY)
Ileana Hernandez (Elkridge, MD)
Joseph Paladino (East Rochester, NY)
Fernando Muller (Rochester, NY)

ABOUT THE JUROR
Stephanie Mercedes is an Argentinian/American performance artist who graduated from Smith College with a degree in Latin American Politics and Studio Art. Mercedes has performed and exhibited in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Switzerland and the US.