Delray : Beyond Isolation
- Fri, Nov 21, 2014 5:00pm
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 6:00pm
Opening reception: Friday, November 21, from 5-9 PM
WDET 101.9 and Galerie Camille are pleased to present Delray : Beyond Isolation. The exhibition will feature 30 photographs from Karpov & audio stories by Laura Herberg, that explores the daily life of normal people: business owners and laborers, families and children living in the small isolated area that is Delray. What is life like now? After the factories, the jobs, the schools and residents vanished.
The results are stark: dark images, that reveal the hardship of their lives, but also offer up stories of remembrance and quietness of Delray. The series seamlessly blends the feeling of a crumbling past with the uncertain future of it's residents & businesses.
Karpov has been committed to documentary photography, taking on long term projects while addressing social issues and daily life stories.
Karpov frequently travels around the world for assignments and independent documentary projects.
I use photography as a means to document the world around me. My personal work emphasizes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues, I strive for the tension between chaos and order, visual chaos is everywhere. As a result, viewers often see my photography as interactions of social life and the realities of labor and class. A common theme is my fascination and capture of seeking out the unknown and the stories that are not at first obvious. I photograph people in their natural environments because I am curious of what lies behind their eyes and where they have been and where they hope to go.
Laura Herberg is a car-less, freelance audio storyteller based in Detroit, Michigan. She was a 2012 SoundCloud Fellow for her project, Listen to Detroit (then called, The Detroit Mobile Audio Tour). That same year she won first place for Radio Broadcast, Feature Reporting for the Society of Professional Journalists – Detroit. In 2011, she received the Director’s Choice Award for Big Shed’s Verite +1 Contest. Laura has reported for Interlochen Public Radio and worked in multiple capacities at 101.9 FM WDET. She's contributed to work that has aired on the BBC, NPR, American Public Media and RTE Radio in Ireland. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College. Laura grew up in Lynnwood, WA, a Seattle suburb. She's traveled to 17 countries and lived in seven cities as an adult but considers herself engaged to Detroit.