Exhibit Dates March 24 - April 21, 2018
Mills Pond Gallery invites you to step inside the world of documentary photography… Juror Kevin C. Downs will assemble an exhibition of images capturing incredible moments, intimate relationships, global issues and more...photos that convey volumes of time and hopefully serve as a vehicle for diverse perspectives to reveal and social issues, spark dialogue, transform assumptions or become a call to action.
Mills Pond Gallery endeavors to engage Long Island audiences with the documentary photographic image. We hope viewers will be challenged by the views represented by the exhibiting visual storytellers….inspiring a new connections with their stories. This invitational exhibition aims to promote the highest standards of photography and will represent professionals and early career photographers whose images meet the judging guidelines of artistic merit, originality, technical excellence, composition, and overall impact.
More information On Kevin C. Downs:
Kevin Downs is a New York based photojournalist and documentary photographer. He studied Fine Arts at Pratt Institute, Photography at City College and the mentors in his early career were Louis Stettner and Mel Rosenthal. He attended the Missouri Photo Workshop, where he was awarded the Bill and Duane Honorary Director’s Scholarship.
The trouble in Northern Ireland and the Civil Rights Movement in the South served to greatly influence him. He had also photographed in Japan and other parts of Asia, as well as in Mexico and Haiti. Currently, he is working on projects documenting life in the United States, covering issues such as people affected by the economy, immigration and other social issues. For the past 6 years, he has been documenting an area of Corona, Queens, known as the Iron Triangle. This is a place where immigrants had come in search of the American dream but is now in the process of redevelopment, with the city claiming eminent domain and forcing small businesses out of existence. Recently, he has also extensively covered the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, on the Rockaways and Staten Island.
His work is published by the main international magazines. He has taught workshops in New York’s Coney Island and at the International center of Photography. He is represented by Cosmos since 2013.