Friday, August 28, 2015

Burk Uzzle at the Nasher, the Ackland, and the NC Museum of Art

North Carolina native and Distinguished Southern Photographer Burk Uzzle will be honored next year by concurrent exhibitions of his work in museums at every corner of North Carolina's Research Triangle.

Work from Uzzle's long and distinguished career will be on view concurrently at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham concurrently from late spring through the summer of 2016. 

Each museum is focusing on a different aspect of work from Uzzle’s career. 

This truly extraordinary tribute will honor one of the South's -- and the nation's -- most distinguished photographers.

Uzzle was born in Raleigh in 1938,and began his career at age 17 as a staff photographer for Raleigh's News and Observer

At 23 he joined the staff of LIFE magazine as its youngest photographer and later joined capturing powerful images of American life and culture. 

Later he joined the famed agency Magnum Photos and served as its president from 1979 to 1980.

Uzzle is known especially for his iconic photographs of the civil rights movement, of Martin Luther King Jr., and of the Woodstock music festival. 

He is now an independent photographer who continues to explore the culture of America, from his base in Wilson, North Carolina. 

This series of exhibitions goes to show that you can go home again. We will have much more information abut these shows as their opening approaches.

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