Distinguished Southern (and American) photographer Burk Uzzle (see images above and below) is having a major solo show of his latest work, from a portfolio called Perceptions and Recognitions: African Americans of Eastern North Carolina, now up at the Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, NC.
This show includes 20 portraits of residents of eastern North Carolina, and, in the words of the museum's curators, "is designed to offer individuals, families, and organizations a way to experience their neighbors, whether familiar or unknown."
The curators go on, "The title reflects the fact that too frequently we hold perceptions about others that are disconnected from their truths and therefore inaccurate.
"Art has always afforded us the opportunity to share seminal emotions with strangers, to realize a connection, to know that our human experience may not be unique although our circumstances may be unrecognizable."
For a feature story on Uzzle and this show, from the Raleigh News and Observer, go here.
Also, an interview with Uzzle, first heard on Public Radio East, here.
This show is up at the Greenville Museum of Art through April 30th, 2017.
This is powerful work, well worth a trip to Greenville.