Current Exhibitions

Lyric Documentary: The Works of Walker Evans

September 20 - November 1, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday October 3, 2019 | 5-7 pm
Lyric Documentary: The Works of Walker Evans

Lyric Documentary: The Works of Walker Evans
Schneider Hall Galleries
University of Louisville
Schneider Hall
Louisville, KY 40292 

Lyric Documentary: The Works of Walker Evans focuses on a two-year period (1935-36) during which the American photographer Walker Evans created some of the most iconic images of America in throes of the Great Depression. Featuring letters and photographs from the Library of Congress and from the Roy Stryker Papers housed at the Archives & Special Collections of the University Libraries at the University of Louisville, this exhibition includes a special section on Evans’s photographs for Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a book written by James Agee.

Lyric Documentary: The Works of Walker Evans, will take place as part of the 2019 Louisville Photo Biennial. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm

Image: Walker Evans, Lucille Burroughs, daughter of a cotton sharecropper, Hale County, Alabama, 1935/1936. Courtesy the University of Louisville Photographic Archives

Gentlemen’s Clubs: Photography by Zed Saeed

September 20 - November 1, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday October 3, 2019 | 5-7 pm
Gentlemen’s Clubs: Photography by Zed Saeed

Gentlemen’s Clubs: Photography by Zed Saeed
Schneider Hall Galleries
University of Louisville
Schneider Hall
Louisville, KY 40292 

Saeed’s graduate work uses the aesthetics of straight photography to capture images of places and people that are off-limits or inaccessible. The Gentlemen’s Clubs of Louisville often hide in plain sight. Saeed’s photography of these clubs is an ongoing project in which he hopes to bring back images and stories of a forbidden space and its inhabitants. Through photographs made with a large-format view camera and hours of recorded interviews, Saeed’s current iteration of the project centers on the women who work in these clubs and presents their daily work-lives of emotional labor.

Gentlemen’s Clubs: Photography by Zed Saeed will take place as part of the Louisville Photo Biennial. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 11am-4:30pm. 

Image:  Zed Saeed, Red Door Lounge, 2018