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Exhibit highlights forgotten places, features work by 13 MU students

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:23 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 27, 2013
These portraits of homeless life in Columbia by photographer Brooke Morris, a recent graduate of MU, will be displayed in Bingham Gallery from Sept. 2 to 26 as part of the "Revealing Place" exhibit. The exhibit features the work of 36 student photographers, including 13 from MU.

COLUMBIA — A collection of photos showcasing Missouri, Pennsylvania and Texas will be on display in Columbia. From Sept. 2 to 26, the "Revealing Place" exhibit will be shown in the Bingham Gallery in the Fine Arts Building at MU.

The project looks to "explore themes that are cultural barometers of their respective communities," according to its website, and showcases an array of people who are typically overlooked by the rest of the community.

The 36 student photographers featured in the exhibit are from MU, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.

Hannah Reeves, gallery director at Bingham, said she is excited for the exhibit and thinks the mixed background of journalism and art students will make the photos from MU students stand out.

"I'll be interested to see if I can tell if someone is a photojournalist or an art student based on their photos," Reeves said.

The exhibit will feature the work of 13 MU photographers, including recent graduate Brooke Morris.

Morris photographed a group of homeless people living near Interstate 70 in a community of sheds, tents and other shelters, capturing images of their day-to-day life.

"I wanted to break my boundaries, and these people were breaking the stereotypes that I grew up learning," Morris said.

For Morris, the exhibit highlighted the willingness of people, photographers and subjects to explore new territory.

In addition to the display, there will be a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in Bingham Gallery, and the exhibit will be part of an 11-venue museum crawl Sept. 26.

Supervising editor is Stephanie Ebbs.


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