JKC Gallery ‘Photo Show Live’ Lunchtime Artist Talk scheduled for Thursday, September 29, 2022 at noon

Trenton, NJ – ‘Photo Show Live’, the new lunchtime photography conference at the James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG) of Mercer County Community College (MCCC) at 137 North Broad Street in Trenton, will take place on September 29 from noon to 1 p.m. This month, JKC Gallery Director Michael Chovan-Dalton features Wendy Ewald, an artist who has spent more than 40 years collaborating with children, families and teachers around the world. During this session, Ewald and Chovan-Dalton will discuss Ewald’s books “The Devil Leaves His Cave” and “Portraits and Dreams,” as well as his film, “Portraits and Dreams,” which aired on PBS and will be shown at the JKC gallery.

Chovan-Dalton remarked, “Wendy Ewald will be joining Photo Show Live remotely while I’m in the JKC Gallery. I look forward to discussing the details of his books and the methodology behind creating his film. She has an incredible story that has taken her across the United States and around the world.

Ewald’s film “Portraits and Dreams” debuted nationally and streaming on the PBS documentary series POV and pov.org in 2020. “Portraits and Dreams: Photographs and Stories By Children of The Appalachians,” now reposted by MACK (UK), is the result of a unique creative collaboration between Ewald and the students she taught at three elementary schools in Letcher County, Kentucky in the 1970s. Tasked with finding ways to represent the life of these children, she gave each child a camera and continued with interviews about their childhood in the mountains.

The film revisits the photographs created by the schoolchildren, their work as visionary photographers and the lives they have led since.

To register for this event, go to JKCGallery.online or email [email protected]

Click on here to view the “Portraits and Dreams” trailer.

Click on here for more information on Wendy Ewald.

About “Photo Show Live” at JKC Gallery

Live Photo Show is a new lunchtime live interview session hosted by Michael Chovan-Dalton on the Zoom conferencing platform which is connected to the events of the JKC Gallery and other notable artistic, photographic, written and film events. Each show includes a discussion about the artist, a presentation and an audience-inspired Q&A session. Join us live or download the podcast and video on the Photo View YouTube Live Channel.

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Located at 137 North Broad Street, Trenton, New Jersey, the JKC Gallery at Mercer County Community College is a gallery of photography and lens-based works by international and regional artists. To learn more about shows and entry requirements, including Zoom links, please visit JKCGallery.online. Please call or email [email protected] for gallery hours and in-person viewing. JKC Gallery will hold virtual exhibitions through social media accounts and its community gallery site.

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“Photo Show Live,” the lunchtime artist talk series at the James Kerney Campus Gallery at 137 North Broad Street in Trenton, will take place September 29, 2022 from noon to 1 p.m. This month will feature the books and film work of Wendy Ewald. The public is invited in person or via the Zoom conference platform. One must reserve. To register, go to JKCGallery.online or email [email protected]. Iimage credit: Wendy Ewald ‘Portraits and Dreams: Photographs and Stories of Appalachian Children’, published by MACK (UK).