Facing Change at Carroll Square

7.4.11, Photographs by Facing Change: Documenting America is an exhibition of photographs that documents Fourth of July celebrations in cities around the United States on view at  Carroll Square Gallery (sponsored by Akridge and Seaton Benkowski & Partners, in collaboration with Hemphill Fine Arts) through November 18th. The series is the work of non-profit Facing Change: Documenting America, a collective of photographers and writers dedicated to the depiction and discussion of America’s most important issues and to the promotion of positive change.

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“The Carroll Square Gallery is thrilled to participate in 2011 FotoWeekDC with this intriguing group of works by the photographers of Facing Change: Documenting America. Conveniently located near this year’s FotoWeek Central, the Carroll Square Gallery is a worthwhile stop along the route. Hemphill Fine Arts is grateful for the support of Akridge and Seaton Benkowski & Partners to feature the work of such a world-class group of photojournalists and we hope the FotoWeek audience will enjoy.”
– Shira Kraft, Associate Director, Hemphill Fine Arts

These photographs show us the diversity of our country and the ways in which that diversity is reflected in different celebrations of an event that ties us together. The inhabitants of these images range from upper middle class citizens of Greenwich, Connecticut, to residents of public housing in Philadelphia, yet all are engaged in some form of commemoration of the holiday which marks the birth of their country. This is a vivid cross-section of America taken from the most American day of the year. The show is a real eye-opener, so head down to see it as soon as you get the chance.

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Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW, Washington DC, 20004

Exhibition Dates: through November 18, 2011
Gallery Hours:   Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

-Andrew