Announcing Parallel Lives: Photography, Identity, and Belonging

Photo: Colton, Austin, Texas, 2019 by Scarlett Coten

Parallel Lives: Photography, Identity, and Belonging 

IBM Tech City, 101 Enterprise Drive, Kingston, NY
November 5, 2022 – February 5, 2023

Join us for an opening night party on November 5, 2022, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at IBM Tech City featuring music, food, and drink to celebrate the exhibition Parallel Lives: Photography, Identity, and Belonging!

The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) presents Parallel Lives: Photography, Identity, and Belonging. Featured artists include Manual AcevedoJillian Marie BrowningBillie Carter-RankinMarcus Xavier ChormicleScarlett CotenNoelle MasonSusan MikulaMarc Ohrem-LeclefDeanna PizzitelliFelix QuintanaJared RaglandRashod Taylor, and Iris Wu.

The opening reception for this exhibition is free and open to the public, and will be held at IBM Tech City, 101 Enterprise Drive in Kingston, NY, from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Organized by noted curator Maya Benton, Parallel Lives: Photography, Identity, and Belonging is the largest exhibition in CPW’s 45-year history. The works on display draw attention to complex notions of community and belonging, and in particular how these social relationships have been reimagined as a result of the conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The works engage with such topical issues as violence and intergenerational trauma, race and matrilineal inheritance, immigration and border policing, masculinity and gender representation, and intimacy and the body. The artists draw from sources as diverse as their own family lives, Google Street View, and government surveillance archives – and they experiment with archaic techniques like cyanotype, wet collodion, and pinhole photography.