John Wood "Quiet Protest"

International Center of Photography

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"Quiet Protest" is a series of photographic works by the noted mixed media artist and educator John Wood, spanning a period from the 1960s through the 1990s. Part of a larger retrospective at New York University's Grey Art Gallery, the "Quiet Protest" series explores political and social issues of the day through thoughtful photo montage pieces that exist in marked contrast to more traditional aggressive documentary photography. Rather than offering explanations or promoting solutions, Wood's manipulated photographs present contemplative routes into issues ranging from the Vietnam War to domestic gun violence to ecological concerns. As Wood wrote in 1970, "...maybe the time has come for creative photography to encompass the large problems without propaganda or journalism..."

[Image: John Wood left: "Cooling Tower" (1989) right: "Cactus" (1989) © John Wood]



from May 15, 2009 to September 20, 2009


John Wood

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