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Reception Apr 5, 6-8p:

Valley of Shadows and Dreams
 Ken Light

umbrage gallery, 111 Front St., Dumbo, NY (#208)


Ken Light has embarked on a photographic exploration of a region known for its agricultural plenty—and the marginalization of its people. In Valley of Shadows and Dreams he digs deep into the harsh truths of farm workers’ daily experience in California’s Central Valley, revealing a deep sense of anger and betrayal toward the destructive legacies of politics, bureaucracy, and control - thru May 4

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© Ken Light

#1: Midnight, Fiesta Club, Tulare, California, 2007
#2: Foot Line, Westside Community Center, Mendota, California, 2009

Ken Light is a social documentary photographer, and educator, whose work has appeared in books, magazines, catalogues, on-line media and exhibitions.

Ken and Melanie Light embarked on a five-year photographic journey of a region known for its agricultural plenty – and the marginalization of its people. In their 2012 book, Valley of Shadows and Dreams, the Lights dig deep into the harsh truths of farm workers’ daily experiences in California’s Central Valley and take a hard look at the legacies of politics, bureaucracy and control in the region. (read more)

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On October 12, 2012 (7:30pm), Ken Light will talk about his work at the San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall (800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, Ca; at Jones Street). More info here.

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kickstarter

Photographer Ken Light’s Kickstarter campaign to fund his self-published book, “What’s Going On: America 1969-1974,” has just a few hours left!

He says, “With this book I am trying to create a work to revive memory, raise questions and add to the library of work from this extraordinary period in the twentieth century. For those of us who were there it will spark thoughtful remembrance, for those who were not, it will add to your understanding of your own inherited history with these photographs.”