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Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution

Windgate Gallery debuts Justice virtual tour

June 24, 2021

UA-PTC’s Windgate Gallery has debuted a virtual tour featuring 26 photographs by Mariana Cook from the photographic exhibit, Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution that is currently on display at the Windate Gallery until August 21, 2021.

The virtual tour was developed by IT Services to serve as a co-curricular student activity for the school of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

To view the web and mobile versions of the exhibit, visit www.uaptc.edu/faces-of-the-human-rights-revolution. Previous virtual Windgate Gallery exhibits can be viewed at www.uaptc.edu/vrexhibits.

About the Exhibit

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.

About the Windgate Gallery

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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