Ken West photography exhibition artist talk for "The Beauty of Everyday Thangs"
Thursday November 15, 2018 07:00 PM EST
From the venue:The Beauty of Everyday Thangs is an exhibition of documentary photographs by Ken Jaja West that seeks to illustrate the natural beauty and power of normalcy. This series of images seeks to display a sliver of the emotional truth and power of our world as it is. Shot almost entirely using film cameras, these images have been captured over a decade and speak to the values of simplicity and beauty that exist in all of us without precondition. These images cast aside the drumbeat of pathology associated with the marginalized members of our society. Instead, this exhibit intends to get audiences to appreciate the intricate realities of who we are and how we choose to live. Each image is the product of the photographer’s pursuit of mindfulness, a conscious awareness of the importance and beauty of The Now as opposed to the past or the future.