Don’t miss the incredible exhibit celebrating renowned African Americans: REFLECTIONS by award-winning photographer Terrence Reese, curated by Linda Sheryl Greene. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 1 through March 4 in the UW -Madison Education Building, Commons Gallery, 1000 Bascom Mall, which is open to the public 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Artist receptions and talks will be held in the Gallery on Feb. 4 and Feb. 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Commons Gallery.
This documentary-style black and white photography series captures the personal spaces of renowned African Americans. A reflection of each subject resides within the composition. Featured subjects’ lives and careers have addressed fundamental political, economic and social realities of the 20th Century and beyond. Accompanying memoirs reveal the creative collaboration of dialogue between Rees and his subjects, including former U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, legendary photographer/filmmaker Gordon Parks, civil rights activist Daisy Bates (The Mother of the Little Rock Nine), John Hope Franklin and many more.
In a video by the Lincoln Journey Series, award-winning photographer and writer Terrence A. Reese takes us on the set of his latest shoot for “Reflections,” his book of portraits containing a unique look at influential African-Americans in their private spaces. Reese explores inspiration, entrepreneurship and people who have followed their dreams, and who, in turn, inspire new ideas, approaches and possibilities in us.
Reese is a highly acclaimed New York, Los Angeles and Chicago professional photographer and artist. He is passionate about photography, artistic experimentation, and critical thinking. Over the past 20 years he has experienced working on exceptional and inspiring projects that require intuitive and innovative styles that have lead him to create quite a few timeless images and works of Art.
He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1987 in Cinema & Photography from the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale. He founded his New York City-based photography agency Tar, Inc. in 1988. As founder and principal photographer, professionally known as “tar”, he has created timeless imagery of such luminaries as: Billy Joel, B.B King, Shaquille O’Neal, P Diddy, Lisa Stansfield, Tupac and Dionne Warwick.
Here are some of the Icons in the exhibit:
Dr. Kenneth Clark
John Hope Franklin
Dr. Dorothy Height
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Vernon E. Jordan
General Colin Powell