Common Ground

Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013
On View through November 12, 2017

Fazal Sheikh, Afghan girl born in exile, Pakistan, 1998, from the series The Victor Weeps. © Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Abshiro Aden Mohammed, Women's Leader, Somali Refugee Camp, Dagahaley, Kenya, 2000, from the series A Camel for the Son. © Fazal Sheikh.

Fazal Sheikh, Abshiro Aden Mohammed, Women's Leader, Somali Refugee Camp, Dagahaley, Kenya, 2000, from the series A Camel for the Son. © Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Alima Hassan Abdullai and her brother Mahmoud, Somali refugee camp, Mandera, Kenya, from the series A Camel for the Son, 1993. © Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Alima Hassan Abdullai and her brother Mahmoud, Somali refugee camp, Mandera, Kenya, 1993, from the series A Camel for the Son. © Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Abdul Aziz holding a photograph of his brother Mula Abdul Hakim, Afghan refugee village Khairabad, North Pakistan, from the series The Victor Weeps. © Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Abdul Aziz holding a photograph of his brother Mula Abdul Hakim, Afghan refugee village Khairabad, North Pakistan, 1997, from the series The Victor Weeps. © Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Lukelatabaru’s (“one who was born to make war”) family, Rwandan refugee camp, Lumasi, Tanzania, from the series A Sense of Common Ground, 1994. © Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Lukelatabaru’s (“one who was born to make war”) family, Rwandan refugee camp, Lumasi, Tanzania, 1994, from the series A Sense of Common Ground. © Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Abala Dasi ('Poor woman'), Vrindavan, India, from the series Moksha, 2005. © Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Abala Dasi ('Poor woman'), Vrindavan, India, 2005, from the series Moksha. © Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Neela Dey (“Sapphire”), Vrindavan, India, from the series Moshka, 2005. © Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Neela Dey (“Sapphire”), Vrindavan, India, 2005, from the series Moshka. © Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Dr. Jan's son and friend,  Afghan refugee village, Nasirbagh, North  West Frontier Province, Pakistan, from the  series The Victor Weeps, 1997. © Fazal  Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh, Dr. Jan's son and friend, Afghan refugee village, Nasirbagh, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan, 1997, from the series The Victor Weeps. © Fazal Sheikh

About

On View through November 12, 2017
Hamilton Building - Level 1
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Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, is a survey of the nearly 25-year career of the critically acclaimed photographer Fazal Sheikh. Born and raised in New York City, the artist has focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues through his documentary-based photography practice.

The exhibition features more than 170 portraits and landscapes chronicling individuals living in displaced and marginalized communities around the world, many times as the result of war, exploitation, and poverty. Photographs in Common Ground span a period from 1989 to 2013, offering deeper insight into major world events, racial strife, and mass global displacement in places such as East Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and the Netherlands. Stories told through Sheikh’s pictures focus on survivors, orphans, and victims of violence and abuse.

Sheikh’s series of photographs have earned him numerous awards and fellowships, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Henri Cartier-Bresson International Grand Prize, and the Luce Humanitarian Award, among many others.

Exposición

13 de agosto a 12 de noviembre de 2017

Edificio Hamilton, Nivel 1

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Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013 (Terreno común: fotografías de Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013) es una recopilación de la carrera de casi 25 años del aclamado fotógrafo Fazal Sheikh. Este artista, nacido y criado en la Ciudad de Nueva York, se dedicó a concientizar al público sobre los derechos humanos en todo el mundo a través de sus fotografías documentales.

En la exposición se muestran más de 170 retratos y paisajes que documentan el relato de las víctimas de la guerra, la explotación y la pobreza, forzadas a vivir en comunidades desplazadas y marginales en todo el mundo. Las fotografías de Common Ground abarcan el periodo de 1989 a 2013 e ilustran en profundidad algunos de los sucesos, conflictos raciales y desplazamientos masivos más importantes del mundo, en lugares tan dispares como el este de África, Afganistán, Pakistán, India y los Países Bajos. Con las imágenes de Sheikh descubrimos las historias de sobrevivientes, huérfanos y víctimas de la violencia y los abusos.

Estas series de fotografías le hicieron merecedor de numerosas becas de colaboración, como las que recibió de la fundación MacArthur Foundation y de National Endowment for the Arts, y de varios premios, como el Gran Premio Internacional Henri Cartier-Bresson y el Premio Humanitario Luce.

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Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, is organized by the Denver Art Museum in collaboration with the Portland Art Museum. It is presented with generous support from J.P. Watkins, Micheline Klagsbrun and Ken Grossinger, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.