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Inspiring Change: The Photography of Chip Duncan and Mohamed Amin

May 10, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Featuring the work of internationally recognized author, photographer, and filmmaker Chip Duncan, president of the Milwaukee-based Duncan Entertainment Group Inc., alongside acclaimed African photographer Mohamed Amin (1943-96), a Kenyan photojournalist responsible for exposing Ethiopia’s famine crisis globally in the 1980s, this exhibition showcases photography as a catalyst for broad, lasting, impactful change.

Three separate galleries of photographs and documentary videos will guide viewers through Chip Duncan’s approach to photographing in the field as well as his view of Africa from the perspective of a writer and filmmaker. Alongside, Mohamed Amin’s work, pulled from the vast Camerapix archive now run by his son Salim, shows images of Africa through the decades, following war, political upheaval, famine, and disaster, seen through the lens of a man dedicated to inciting change through images.

Chip Duncan continues to document effects of war and humanitarian crises on everyday people in over 40 developing countries around the world. His numerous projects include chronicling health care conditions in Burma for Relief International and Save the Children in the Afghanistan countryside, and working on livelihood, health, and education initiatives in rural Kenya with the Loisaba Community Conservation Foundation.

Duncan and Amin’s work will be shown at a time when reaching across cultural, economic, and philosophical divides is becoming increasingly difficult. We plan to engage this exhibition with a series of programs that help soften barriers to thoughtful exchange.

This is Duncan’s first exhibition in Milwaukee.

We are excited to welcome Salim Amin, Mohamed Amin’s son, to Milwaukee on May 18, 2018 for a screening of Mo & Me – a documentary film about Mohamed Amin’s life and work. (See program descriptions below for more information).