Mississippi State University Department of Art Professor Marita Gootee will exhibit seven works from two series in Emotions and Commotions Across Cultures.
The exhibit is part of the Berlin Foto Biennale, which is being held during the seventh annual European Month of Photography, the largest German festival for photography, which takes place throughout October.
Emotions and Commotions Across Cultures will present 1,230 photos by 446 contemporary artists from 41 countries of all continents – among them 65% women who have received the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers.
Overall, the works represent a wide spectrum of styles ranging from documentary and wildlife to portrait and experimental photography.
Four works from Gootee’s “Talking to Ghosts” series and three from her “Recreation of Memories” series will be included in the Berlin Foto Biennale.
Recognizing a wide array of artistic expression across diverse cultures, the Biennial presents a contemporary overview of the different schools of thought emerging from across the world. It also captures international trends in photography and presents a kaleidoscope of sentiments and perceptions. In this way, a photographic chronicle of our time emerges with all its emotions and commotions, visually expressed by hundreds of photographers across many cultures.
Part of the revenue from artwork sales will be donated to Save the Children.
A catalogue published by Kehrer Verlag accompanies the Biennial.