PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Art at Watson initiative at Brown University presents DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition, an exhibition of work by photographer Dana Gluckstein, on view at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs through Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.
DIGNITY: Tribes In Transition consists of 60 black-and-white portraits of indigenous peoples taken over three decades. According to Gluckstein, the photographs aim to “capture the fleeting period of world history where traditional and contemporary cultures collide. The black and white portraits of indigenous peoples pay homage to these imperiled cultures, signaling our collective interdependence and fragility.” Further comments by Gluckstein are online at the Watson Institute.
Gluckstein has photographed Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, and Muhammad Ali, and has shot award-winning advertising campaigns for clients including Apple and Toyota. She has work in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Gluckstein’s book, DIGNITY: In Honor of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the associated international museum exhibition have received international acclaim and awards. In 2013, she addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on how art can impact the state of the world.
Gluckstein graduated from Stanford University, where she studied psychology, painting, and photography, and realized the power of images to shape consciousness. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
DIGNITY is produced with support from the Kathryn O. Greenberg Presidential Lecture Fund in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, the Creative Arts Council, and the vice provost for the arts.
Art at Watson is an initiative of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs to show works by students, faculty, and staff from Brown, as well as by artists from the broader community. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIGNITY will be on display on the walls of the Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St., Providence and can be viewed by the public weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-6040 or visit watson.brown.edu/art.