Standing on Love
On display in Duke Chapel October 30 to December 2, 2018
This collection of photographic portraits brings centerstage family members living with a loved one on death row. Their faces and words are meant to offer a chance to reflect on the meaning of values such as justice, mercy, and compassion. The Standing on Love exhibition was created through collaboration among people living on America's Death Row, their families, and the community arts collective Hidden Voices. It is part of Hidden Voices’ series Serving Life: Re-Visioning Justice.
This exhibition is part of the Chapel's project Always Human: Re-Visioning Justice, which includes a companion exhibition at the Rubenstein Arts Center as well as a series of events related to the themes of the two exhibitions.
The photographer for the exhibition is Jenny Warburg. She is a freelance photographer and former social worker living in Durham, North Carolina. Her photographs have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, The Los Angeles Times, People, Rolling Stone, US Weekly, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, Ms., The Guardian, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report. Her photos have also appeared in numerous books and on book covers, as well as in many documentary films, television documentaries and news programs.
Faith in Color: A Photographic Exploration of Race, Religion, and America in Tribute to C. Eric Lincoln
Faith in Color: A Photographic Exploration of Race, Religion, and America in Tribute to C. Eric Lincoln, explores the deep roots of religious influence in black communities.
The exhibition showcases the work of Evan Nicole Bell, a Duke senior pursuing a self-designed Program II major "Documenting Justice: The Role of Photographic Narratives in Activism." See her portfolio. Evan created "Faith in Color" as the Duke Chapel C. Eric Lincoln Theology and Arts Fellow.
The exhibition pairs photographs with quotes from C. Eric Lincoln, a professor of religion and culture at Duke from 1976 to 1993. Lincoln was a scholar of black church and religious studies, as well as a Methodist minister who also wrote novels and poems.
At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 all are welcome to Duke Chapel to view the exhibition, hear Evan speak about her work, and enjoy a light reception.
The exhibition was on display in Duke Chapel April 4 through May 1, 2018.
The Chapel solicits additional exhibits related to faith and learning from a spiritual, theological, or social justice viewpoint.
For more information, please read through the guidelines for art exhibits in Duke Chapel or contact the convener of the art committee.