James A. Bowey

James A. Bowey

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - December 6, 2019
Gorecki Gallery, CSB

When Home Won’t Let You Stay

In a penetrating exploration of America’s evolving attitudes toward refugees, documentary artist James A. Bowey has been traveling the United States meeting refugees, listening to their stories, and photographing their portraits. The photographs are taken on location in a setting of the portrait subject’s everyday life. Along with the portrait, Bowey interviews each person and their first-person story accompanies their photograph. The individuals in this exhibition share poignant stories of violence and loss, as well as perseverance and hope; and their images and experiences produce a compelling human portrait of refugees in America.

About the Artist

James A. Bowey is a documentary artist who explores issues of human rights and social connection. He has spent his career covering a wide range of global and national stories from the war in Bosnia to Hurricane Katrina. His photography and writing have been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, the Associated Press, as well as in numerous exhibitions. Bowey is also an educator and researcher focused on designing media and interactions to bridge social division.
For more information, visit jamesbowey.com.