From the hills of West Virginia to the piazzas of Rome, a new exhibit in the Lipani Gallery showcases varied viewpoints of men and women whose time in the military provided them with a worldly perspective.
Stephen Apicella-Hitchcock, artist-in-residence in Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s Department of Theater and Visual Arts, curated the exhibit, “veteransphotographers photographersveterans,” on display now through Wed., Sept. 30, with an opening reception at 4 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 16. He said that in many ways the show reflects the maturity that the veterans—all of them Fordham students—bring to the classroom as well.
The show features eight student artists with varying distinctions in style and location, and consists of 40 images.
To create certain uniformity, Apicella-Hitchcock hung the frames in one straight horizontal line that circles the gallery, each piece equidistant from the next.
“Despite their differences, each photographer is engaged in the process of carefully studying their world and representing it in a descriptive manner,” said Apicella-Hitchcock.
For some of the photographers, that world consists of contemporary photos taken of the underground scene in New York City, while for others it is images taken during a military deployment. However, Oswaldo Pereira’s images of underground New York and Cody Adam Pearce’s photos of Iraq on the ground both adopt a plainspoken black-and-white documentary approach to their subjects.
“Significantly, each of the exhibition participants is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and each brings his or her own extremely unique view to the medium,” said Apicella-Hitchcock.