Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Chris Sims Goes International with Two Shows
Durham photographer Chris Sims is having a year to remember. Sims, who won this year's Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers with his images exploring installations in the USA that serve as training sites for American soldiers preparing for war in Iraq or Afghanistan, will exhibit images from this body of work in two shows in Europe, opening in September.
The first show is in the Netherlands, at Noorderlicht Photography, in Groningen, as part of Warzone, a group show of work featuring photographers from Europe, Australia, and Canada, as well as from the USA. This show will be up from September 5th through October 31st, as part of the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2010.
The second show is in England, at the Impressions Gallery in Bradford. This show, called Bringing the War Home, features the work of 10 photographers and will be up from September 17th through the 14th of November.
This news is great for Chris, who we trust will spend the month of September in Europe going from opening to opening and reveling in his success.