Our Living Past On Display at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences!
inThe Artistson October 17, 2017
Both TIME Lightbox and the NY Times LENS blog have covered Our Living Past, a photography exhibition by Timothy Duffy and the Music Maker Relief Foundation, which features portraits of Music Maker Partner Artists. Highlighting Music Maker as a hub for cultural preservation, artists such as Ironing Board Sam, Sharon Jones, and Taj Mahal are among the collective of musicians featured in Our Living Past. The exhibition itself was produced through collaboration with renowned publisher Steven Albahari of 21st Editions and was sponsored by Cathead Vodka, a dedicated supporter of Music Maker artists. Our Living Past debuted at the Atrium Gallery of the Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta, GA on November 20th, Our Living Past will be on display at the Imperial Centre for the Arts from October 6th, 2017 to December 24th, 2017.
“THESE PORTRAITS OF SOUTHERN BLUES MUSICIANS PROVE THAT BLUES IS NOT DEAD” – TIME MAGAZINE
The exhibition features original portraits of traditional Southern musicians, whose careers have been reignited through their work with Music Maker. The images were captured by Duffy himself and give a glimpse into the rich historical narrative and vital culture of southern traditional music. Duffy’s life work, to preserve this culture, now takes on a tangible form through Our Living Past, and the importance of such a work is already gaining recognition. A recent headline from a piece published in TIME reads “These Portraits of Southern Blues Musicians Prove That Blues Is Not Dead.” The article stresses how Duffy’s work is re-contextualizing the narrative in which blues musicians are often discussed.