is an exhibition of photographs by Hasna Muhammad
and curated by Jeanne Moutousammy-Ashe. The exhibit takes place at Arts Westchester from Sunday, November 13 through Monday, November 28, 2016. The opening reception is on Sunday, November 13 from 1 pm - 5 pm with music by Wali Ali.
From the Arts Westchester
"Through photography, text, and video, Hasna shares 60 photographs that capture everyday life and expose human and social conditions. Sixty contains excerpts from five collections: The Extraordinary in the Ordinary—the beauty of our simple surroundings; Sara—the story of a woman living with ALS; Final Days—a glimpse of the rituals of saying goodbye; The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (A Work in Progress ‘Cause It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over)—the story of a son’s fight for justice for his father; and My Life With Guitars—photographs of guitars. Curated by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe.
In addition to being a photographer, Hasna Muhammad is also a writer and holds a doctorate in education. Hasna writes non-fiction about family, social justice, and education. She is the author of five collections of poetry, and she is the creator of Crumb Navigation®, a unique line of saygreetings about navigating the nuances of aging and living well. Hasna’s work has been published at Sankofa.org and Crisis magazine. She is currently working on Places to Stand, a collection of photographic essays about growing up in the home of her parents, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Hasna is celebrating her 60th birthday with this exhibition."
Muhammad says of the exhibition, "I want others to see what I see and recognize it; connect to it and hopefully be reminded, affirmed, agitated, challenged, and moved by it."
Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon - 5 pm. Arts Westchester is located at 31 Mamaroneck Ave., 9th Floor, White Plains, NY.