Capa Space partners with Bethany arts community for new exhibition

The Capa Space, a non-profit education and exhibition organization dedicated to exploring and pursuing the legacy of “concerned photography,” a term coined by the late Cornell Capa to describe photography that contributes to the understanding or the well-being of mankind, announced that it will present an exhibition of powerful photographs by a renowned photographer Guillaume Abranowicz. The photographs record his journey through the southern United States with contemporary images of ordinary places that shaped the civil rights movement.

Title So far and no further, the exhibition will be visible at Bethany artistic community, 40 Somerstown Road, Ossining from Friday January 7 to Saturday January 29, 10 to 5 Monday to Friday and 10 to 4 Saturday.

A special event with Mr. Abranowicz will take place at the Bethany Arts Community on Wednesday, January 12 at 7 p.m. It will be moderated by Joyce Sharrock Cole, member of the board of directors of the Bethany artistic community and historian of the village of Ossining. Autographed copies of M. Abranowicz’s book So far and no further will be available for purchase. For more information on the exhibit, please contact Bethany Arts Community at 914-944-4278

William Abranowicz is known for his photographs of idiosyncratic moments from everyday life and travel with an emphasis on an intensely personal, if not eccentric, approach to framing an image. His work synthesizes the essentials of photography with elements of poetry and cinema, capturing moments of sustained contemplation. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Portrait Galleries in London and Washington, the National Library in Paris and the Getty. For four decades, he produced stories for almost every major publication in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Few people know that two of the 20th century’s most important photographers are buried in Yorktown NY, at the Amawalk Friends Meeting House cemetery. The Capa Space association was created to highlight the heritage of the brothers Robert and Cornell Capa who were committed to the idea that peace and social justice can be promoted through photography. Espace Capa offers exhibitions, discussions, films and classes that support the artistic and documentary efforts of the community.

Robert Capa is considered the world’s greatest war photographer. He documented the Spanish Civil War, the Japanese invasion of China, World War II including the Normandy landings, as well as other conflicts. Capa was a revolutionary photojournalist who placed himself in the midst of military conflict to document the destruction of life and property while capturing the survivors who have gone through life, their human spirits triumphing over unspeakable adversity. Capa died in 1954 while covering the Franco-Indochinese war in Vietnam.

Cornell Capa has had three great, interrelated careers: as champion of his brother Robert’s work, as founder of the International Center for Photography in New York City, and as an advocate for “concerned photography”.

For more information on The Capa Space, please visit thecapaspace.org

For more information on the Bethany arts community, please visit bethanyarts.org.

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