Artist / Program Description:
The photographs in this exhibition were made by photographers who have worked under the aegis of the Rural Documentary Collection. These include photographers who have graduated from the MFA program in Documentary Photography at Illinois State University since 1988. The works are about the social realities confronting rural people as they try to hold together communities that are threatened by decline of the economy, a weakening of the social fabric, and the neglect of an ever more urban- and suburban-focused government and policy-making apparatus.
ARTISTS INCLUDED IN EXHIBIT: Rhondal McKinney, Gerritt Sinclair, John Shimon and Julie Lindemann, Mark Rabund, Juli Reiten, and Beatrix Reinhardt.