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Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2010/03/27 - These images (Jane Fulton Alt) are not for the squeamish, they are stark examples of the horrible confines people have had to endure. One can see that no matter where the imprisoned were, there are similarities.
"Man is forever confronted with a range of choices between good and evil. In exploring our potential to view our fellow man as 'other,' I felt compelled to understand our collective 'shadow' side. This is what propelled me to visit the Slave Forts of Africa and the Nazi Concentration Camps, places of extraordinary darkness."
These images are not for the squeamish, they are stark examples of the horrible confines people have had to endure. One can see that no matter where the imprisoned were, there are similarities. Not just the bars, the concrete, the cages – but the light that always shone through. It is this light than Alt has captured and is bringing to galleryDK.
“Immersed in the black spaces of the holding cells, the transport cars, and the gas chamber, I was desperate to find any light, visible through a doorway, a ceiling, a crack in the wall... an attempt to counter the darkness that had enveloped me. These photographs speak to the light in the face of that darkness, and are an effort to memorialize all who have suffered throughout time.”
Jane Fulton Alt (janefultonalt.com) is an American photographer who explores universal issues of humanity, reflecting her interest in the mysteries of life and the non-material world. Her photographs ask the viewer to consider issues of love, loss and spirituality. Fulton Alt is also a clinical social worker who has been in practice since the 1970s.
The exhibit “Mourning Light” runs from April 1st through to April 25th at galleryDK. An opening reception will be held on Thursday April 1st from 7-10pm.
galleryDK (gallerydk.com) seeks to present photographic and photo-based work examining and exploring all facets of the urban experience. Not only in Toronto, but around the world. We bring you images and issues of social and urban pertinence such as transportation, consumerism, poverty, built environments and the urban space.