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Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution

UA – Pulaski Tech Windgate Gallery to display Justice photo exhibit

May 24, 2021

Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution, a photographic exhibition by Mariana Cook, will be on display at UA-PTC Windgate Gallery May 28 - Aug. 21, 2021, at The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) at University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, in North Little Rock, Ark.

About Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution

Why do some people look injustice squarely in the face while so many of us avert our gaze? Mariana Cook traveled the world from Johannesburg to Yangon to photograph and interview the prominent and little-known pioneers of the human rights movement who have risked their lives and livelihoods to pursue fairness and freedom. These 60 portraits are paired with short biographies and essays in the activists’ own words describing what compels them to fight.

The pioneers include judges, lawyers, and politicians, as well as sociologists, anthropologists, clergymen, physicians, and writers—the lawyer Teo Soh Lung defends the freedom of the press and legal profession in Singapore, while the forensic anthropologist Mimi Doretti unearths the remains of disappeared persons to prove that human rights abuses took place in Argentina. Each photograph is coupled with a short biography and an essay describing in the activists’ own words what compels them to fight.

Mariana Cook is the last protégée of Ansel Adams. Her masterful portraits of people both in and out of the public eye have been widely published and exhibited. Her works are held in numerous institutional and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Getty Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The exhibit is presented by art2art Traveling Exhibitions.

Windgate Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kurt Leftwich, CHARTS Programming and Box Office Coordinator at [email protected] or (501) 812-2831.

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