Revealing Pictures features more than thirty photographs from the collection of Christopher E. Olofson, Class of 1992. Works on view by Edmund Clark, Daniel and Geo Fuchs, Pieter Hugo, Liu Zheng, Zanele Muholi, Robert Polidori, and others serve as striking examples of photography’s ability to explore issues of identity, place, and nationhood. Muholi began making a series of portraits as a form of visual activism in response to crimes against gays and women in her native South Africa. Hugo, another South African artist, has photographed children born after 1994 in his homeland and Rwanda, countries still struggling to realize lasting change following that year’s political and social upheavals. This exhibition reflects Olofson’s continued engagement with the Museum’s work, including his service as a member of its Advisory Council since 2011.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.