Thursday, March 8, 2012

I Witness

Herat, Afghanistan - Masooma, 18, has severe burns on 70 percent of her body from self-immolation. Forced marriages, domestic violence, 
poverty and lack of access to education are some of the main reasons for women to attempt suicide.    
Photo by Paula Bronstein, Getty Images.

Twenty-five internationally celebrated photojournalists have contributed 50 fine-art images, captured during the historical events worldwide, for I Witness, an exhibition at the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery at 3550 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida on March 10, 2012 from 2 to 9 p.m.

I Witness explores conflict through the images of these artists, whose work reflects personal, internal, psychosocial, military, cultural or religious experiences, while maintaining the truthful and ethical principles of journalism.

I Witness - Curated by Photojournalist Carl Juste
In this spirit, I Witness – curated by photojournalist Carl Juste and gallerist Bernice Steinbaum – hopes to engage the international art community with images that merge aesthetic principles of composition, texture and color, with elements of photojournalism, like timeliness, objectivity and narration. This exhibition seeks to underwrite the work of artists who are photojournalists and to support the value of freedom of the press and open government.

General Collin Powell with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the Oval Office by Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP

Exhibited Photojournalists Include:
Lynsey Addario
Kursat Bayhan
Paula Bronstein
Jahi Chikwendiu
Michael Chavez
André Chung
Alan Diaz
Hector Emanuel
Colin Finlay
Bill Frakes
C.M. Guerrero
Andrew Innerarity
Andrew Kaufman
Andrew Lichtensten
Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Saikat Mojumder
Tom Pennington
Roger M. Richards
Jeffery A. Salter
Maggie Steber
Les Stone
Charles Trainor, Jr.
Shehab Uddin
Nuri Vallbona

Radio interview with Carl Juste and Bernice Steinbaum as they chat with WLRN-Miami Herald anchor Christine DiMattei about the I Witness show.