A Long Walk Home
Award-winning documentary photographer Eli Reed’s A Long Walk Home has been a journey that has taken him from a low-income housing project in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to Harvard University and to membership in the elite international photojournalists’ collective, Magnum Photos. Reed’s quest to understand “what it means to be a human being” has given him an extraordinary empathy with the people he photographs, whether they are Lost Boys in Sudan, the poor in America, or actors in Hollywood.
The exhibition presented today, A Long Walk Home, shows the first career retrospective of Reed’s work. A selection of images that span the full range of his subjects and his evolution as a photographer, the photographs are a visual summation of the human condition. They include examples of Reed’s early work; a broad selection of images of people from New York to California that constitutes a brilliant collective portrait of the social, cultural, and economic experiences of Americans in our time.
Eli Reed is an American photographer that has been a Magnum Photos photographer since 1983. He studied Pictorial Illustration and Design at Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, graduating in 1969 and went on to be a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 1982. He is currently a Professor of Photojournalism at the University of Texas but his projects have led him all over the world, including Central America (which led to his admission to Magnum Photos), the Middle East which lead to one of his first published books, Beirut, City of Regrets in 1988.
Exhibition Venue: Royal Gardens
Exhibition Dates: 3 – 13 December 2016
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