Race, Love and Labor

Race, Love and Labor
Since 1999, nearly 100 artists of color working in the photographic arts have created images during summer residencies at the Center for Photography in Woodstock (CPW) and have donated prints to the Center’s permanent collection.  The exhibition, Race, Love, and Labor: New Work from the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency Program , is on view at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, Aug. 27 through Dec. 14, 2014. The public opening reception is Sept. 6, 5–7 p.m.   “It is impossible to separate the history of photography from the history of labor, love, and race in America,” says art historian Sarah Lewis, who is guest curator for the show.   It’s easy to understand the relation of labor and race photography to American history. For example, the wide reproduction and distribution of a photograph …