The Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in collaboration with For Freedoms' 50 State Initiative presents cit.i.zen.ship: reflections on rights with photographs, works on paper, writings, and video that reflect on human rights and notions of citizenship.
"To accept one's past-one's history," wrote James Baldwin in The Fire Next Time, "is not the same thing as drowning in it; it is learning how to use it. An invented past can never be used; it cracks and crumbles under the pressures of life like clay in a season of drought." The theme of the exhibition reminds us that our actions today will affect the future, just as the actions of courageous individuals during the Civil Rights Movement changed the world.
Lorie Novak and Deborah Willis, Ph.D., curators
Riana Gideon, assistant curator
Jack Adam, Aaron Adams, Gregory Michael Alders, Bridgette Auger, Perry Bard / Richard Sullivan, Alexandra Bell, Cydney Blitzer, Terry E. Boddie, Masha Bordovskikh, Sheila Pree Bright, Zoe Buckman, Katherine Spencer Carey, Community Heroes, NYC (Jasmin Chang, Zac Martin, and Ivan Valladares), Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Damien Davis, Rose DeSiano, Claire Dorfman, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Lola Flash, Marcela A. Fuentes / Flavia Sparacino, Bill Gaskins, Michael George, Riana Gideon, Eric Gottesman, Mohammed Amir Hamza, Eric Hart Jr, Chester Higgins, Grace Hinchen, Stephen Hunt, Jessica Ingram, Tailyr Irvine, Deborah Jack, Veronica Jackson, Monique Jaques, Mark Jenkinson, Philomene Joseph, Ed Kashi, Nick Kline, Lili Kobielski, LigoranoReese, William Martin III, Isa Mejia, Editha Mesina, Diane Meyer, Tess Mayer, Marilyn Montufar, Nancy Newberry, Mary Notari, Ademola Olugebefola, Jayson Overby, Gordon Parks, Shina Peng, Stephen Perloff, Alice Proujansky, Zayira Ray, Jamie Schofield Riva, Joseph Rodriguez, Maria-Juliana Rojas, Bayeté Ross Smith, Griselda San Martin, Vicky Sanchez, Dakota Santiago, Ken Schles, Joey Solomon, David J. Spear, Grace Swierenga, Momo Takahashi, Diana Taylor, Hank Willis Thomas, Olga Ush, Katerina Voegtle, Julia Wang, Adrian White, Daniella Zalcman