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Burk Uzzle: The View from North Carolina

Thursday, March 15, 2018
3:00pm to 5:30pm

Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center
High Point University
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Burk Uzzle was the youngest photographer ever hired by LIFE magazine at age 23, and mentored by Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the founders of the prestigious international Magnum photographic cooperative. Uzzle was an active contributor of Magnum and served as its President in 1979 and 1980. During the sixteen years he was associated with Magnum, he produced some of the most recognizable images we have of Woodstock (album cover and worldwide reproduction of its iconic couple hugging at dawn) to the assassination and funeral of Martin Luther King Jr. to our comprehension for the experience of Cambodian war refugees.

The work of Burk Uzzle has been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the world including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; International Center of Photography, New York; Laurence Miller Gallery, New York; The Photographer’s Gallery, London; Galerie Agathe Gaillard, Paris; Bodo Nieman Gallery, Berling; and the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. In 2016, a retrospective of his work opened at the Nasher Museum of Art, Durham; the Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill; and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.

With a new minor in museum studies launching in the Spring of 2018, students in the museum studies course will have the opportunity to interact and learn from the experience of working with the photographic work of an internationally renown artist in our own HPU Sechrest Gallery.

More Information:
(336) 841-4680 | www.highpoint.edu