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Supported by MassArt Photo, Institutional Advancement, and Justice, Equity, and
Transformation (JET) office


Pictures & Progress is a MassArt photo alumni group show arising from a
multicultural web of artists who are continuously engaging the power of
image-making to effect a new vision for the nation. The photographs in this exhibit
offer allegorical interpretations of family, community, and individuality that push the
conversation of what it means to be fully represented. Inspired by Sarah E. Lewis’
“Vision & Justice”, this show considers the transformative power of the lens in
fostering intergenerational hope and healing, a truth Frederick Douglass understood
well as the most photographed man of the nineteenth century. This cultural work
was and continues to be vital to disrupting past narratives and conjuring fresh
images in our imagination. Embracing boldness, unity, and self-reflection, this
constellation of photographic portals reveal the continuous efforts required for
America’s progress. We invite you to contemplate the shared humanity and magic
unveiled in these honest images.

Learn more about the Tyrone Maurice Adderley Series.

Reception: November 7th, 7:30 pm in the Design Media Center (DMC)
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Photo Alumni Artists:
Claire Beckett
Kannetha Brown
Yoav Horesh
Kathya Landeros
Vanessa Leroy
Nigel Poor
Camilo Ramirez
Eduardo Rivera
Tavon Taylor
Zhidong Zhang


Curated by Claude Eshun (
Assisted by Elizabeth Hopkins and Natalie Brescia

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