FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 2, 2014
Contact: Jessica Kaminski
Feick Arts Center at GMC Presents Photography Exhibit “Telling Stories” from Radcliffe Roye Beginning Jan. 14
POULTNEY--The William Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit of work by Brooklyn-based photographer Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye. Originally from Jamaica, Roye began his career as a journalist. He was unsatisfied with the photographs that were published with his stories and started taking his own photos. Upon moving to Brooklyn in 2000, Roye started photographing for the Associated Press.
Roye is praised for the rawness of his images. His popularity on the social media photo sharing site Instagram skyrocketed after he posted images of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and he now has more than 46,000 followers. A self-proclaimed “Instagram Activist,” Roye combines his powerful images with in-depth, descriptive narratives. These reflections are based on engaged and intimate dialogue with his subjects, and manage to reveal not just the personal, but the universal; not just a human’s story, but humanity’s story. In this way Roye presents truths that are at the same time simple and profound.
Roye will be participating in a weeklong residency with Green Mountain College students, which will coincide with an exhibit of his work at the William Feick Arts Center entitled Telling Stories. The residency will include class participation with students, a public artist lecture, and a public artist reception.
His exhibit will take place January 21 through February 14 with a reception on Friday February 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the William Feick Arts Center. Details on other events are to be determined; please check the Feick Art Center’s website for more information at www.greenmtn.edu/feick.
Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. General gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Please contact the gallery for more information at 802-287-8398 or firstname.lastname@example.org