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Fall 2022


INterconnected Exhibition Graphic Open Aug 25-Dec 10

Interconnected: Land | Identity | Community
(A Student Response) (Douglass Gallery)
In this eighth juried Student Response Exhibition (SRE), Miami University students are called upon to creatively respond to the Miami University 2022-2023 FOCUS theme of Tribal Sovereignty. This exhibition is developed in collaboration with the Myaamia Center. In the context of the 50th anniversary of the relationship between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University, we are reflecting on the often unseen reality of tribal sovereignty in North America. Here, sovereignty includes inherent and retained political rights and cultural integrity. Three key factors in maintaining sovereignty are land, identity, and community.

A Lens for Freedom
During the turbulent 1960s, Steve Schapiro was there with his camera capturing some of the most iconic moments of the Civil Rights Movement. Schapiro was also one of the leading photographers to document the historic 1964 Freedom Summer campaign. This is the focus of this exhibition in association with the 2022 Cincinnati-based FotoFocus Biennial theme, World Record. Schapiro’s photographs documented the activities, training, meetings, and so much more that developed as part of the Freedom Summer efforts to help register Black voters in the deep South. This exhibition and associated programming is supported with a grant from FotoFocus as part of the FotoFocus Biennial 2022. The Art Museum is also grateful for the generous support of Richard and Susan Momeyer. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Steve Schapiro, who died on January 15, 2022.

This exhibition of work by Ohio-based photographers is co-curated with William Messer, a Cincinnati-based Independent Curator. Approximately 50 photographs will explore contemporary images that reflect the 2020 FotoFocus theme of World Record. This exhibition is developed in conjunction with Oracle, the annual international conference for photography curators, which will take place in Ohio in October 2022. It is the goal of PhotOH to expose to the Miami community, the broader FotoFocus audience, and the Oracle curators the best work obtainable from a geographically diverse group of photographers working in the state. This exhibition and associated programming is supported with a grant from FotoFocus as part of the FotoFocus Biennial 2022.