January 2007

James Ewing and Whitney Hubbs

Views of Tunisia
Photographs by James Ewing
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James Ewing will be exhibiting his body of work shot while on a yearlong Fulbright fellowship to Tunisia in 2004. This work reveals the built environment, looking for evidence of the country’s beautiful and complex history, specifically concentrating on the city of Tunis.

While there, James became aware of three distinct cultural forces at play within the country; Arabic, European colonial, and contemporary globalization. It is the overlapping of these forces that interested him while searching for clues to the Tunisian national identity.

James Ewing earned a BFA in photography from Indiana University in 1997 and an MFA in photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2004. He has traveled extensively in South East Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and North Africa. His photographs are in the collections of Daimler Chrysler, CompuWare, the Cranbrook Art Museum and the Tunisian Ministry of Culture. He has taught photography at Oakland Community College in Michigan and at Indiana University. James currently lives and works in New York City.

Nothing Happens in June
Photographs by Whitney Hubbs

[artist website]

For some time Whitney Hubbs has been photographing her life. Her work comes from experiences of everyday life and the visual vocabulary used is personal and private. Portraits, landscapes, still lives, and snapshots are used to describe themes of sexuality, love, loneliness, disappointment, and hope.

“This project, “Nothing Happens in June”, is a study that is both autobiographical and documentary. I want to show what connects us all; the loves, the sadness, the happiness, and the fears; the vulnerability and the resilience that make us human.”

Whitney received her BFA in Photography from the California College of the Arts in 2005 and currently lives and works in San Francisco.