Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out

Edmund Clark‘s thought-provoking 2010 exhibition Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out will be making its way to Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery Monday, February 7.

This moving collection of photographs were taken at three different locations in Guantanamo, Cuba, each displaying a different type of home. From the camps where detainees reside, to the Naval Base American occupy, and homes where former detainees try to rebuild themselves, these spaces show the isolation and desperation of the town’s inhabitants.

Along side the photographs, letters and cards sent to former detainee Omar Deghayes are presented. These pieces of mail, mainly from people around the world rather than Omar’s own friends or family, were extensively scanned and altered, allowing Omar to never see the original copies.

An opening reception, including a lecture by Clark, will be held Feb. 7 from 5-8PM at Gage Gallery’s 18 S. Michigan Ave. residence in the Loop. The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project sponsored the exhibition as well as Roosevelt’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Posted on by Gabrielle Caputo Posted in Around Town, Visual Arts

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