The career of the Distinguished Southern Photographer Burk Uzzle is about to be featured in three simultaneous retrospective exhibitions of his work.
The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham will all feature Uzzle's work in major exhibitions.
This remarkable trifecta of solo shows represents an extraordinary -- and richly deserved -- celebration of Uzzle's achievement as a photographer and as an artist.
The directors and curators of each museum have collaborated in selecting pictures spanning the last five decades of Uzzle's ongoing career to offer distinct portfolios of the work.
- The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh will present Burk Uzzle: American Chronicle from April 16 through September 25, 2016.
- The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, will present Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes from May 28 through September 18, 2016.
- The Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill will present All About America: Photographs by Burk Uzzle from June 24 through September 11, 2016.
Also, in the spring of 2017, the Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, NC will exhibit Uzzle's most recent work, including his portraits made in eastern North Carolina's African-American communities and newly commissioned studies of this region in North Carolina.
Uzzle began his career as a photographer by working as a photojournalist in Raleigh, NC, but quickly moved to a national stage.
After stints as a contract photographer for the Black Star Agency and for LIFE, Uzzle joined the photo agency Magnum, which he would lead for a time.
In the process Uzzle made some of the iconic photographs of the 1960's and 1970's, attending especially to the Woodstock Music Festival and the Civil Rights Movement.
Uzzle has worked as an independent photographer since the 1980's, most recently in eastern North Carolina.
Uzzle now likes to say he engages in what he appropriately calls "photographic appreciation of the quiet, strong, and eloquent beauty he discovers in America’s small towns and its people."
This chance to see and delight in Uzzle's extraordinary achievement as a photographer is not to be missed. Mark your calendars now.
For more on Uzzle's extraordinary career, go here.