Yesterday evening was the reception and artist talk for “Portraits of Resilience”, an exhibition organised by The Phillips Collection, @THEARC in Washington DC f featuring photographs of torture survivors by myself in collaboration with Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC International) which now runs until July 29 2022.
Thanks to Nehemiah Dixon and the team at the Phillips Collection for the amazing reception and artist talk that they organised. A recording of the event will be available on YouTube shortly and I will update you with links to this as soon as possible.
Thanks to Ryan Welch and Nando’s for generously supplying an incredible spread of food for the event. Everyone truly appreciated the contribution and loved the food. It is great to be able to bring together a socially responsible company like Nando’s and a charity such as TASSC International - especially when it involves ‘breaking bread’ over great food!
Thanks to TASSC International for all your amazing work and support that you give to survivors. Everyone on the team is so valuable and has been invaluable to our collaboration.
Thanks to the survivors that attended in person and online. You are the purpose for these photographs, and I only hope that my portraits do your stories justice.
Register and join us for a discussion on APRIL 27, 2022, 6:30-7:30 PM with panellists including Jonathan Banks, Alysha Tagert, Interim Director of TASSC, and survivors that work with TASSC.
“Portraits of Resilience”, featuring photographs of torture survivors by Jonathan Banks in collaboration with Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC International) is an exhibition organized by The Phillips Collection , @THEARC in Washington DC APRIL 27-JULY 29, 2022.
IMAGE: Jonathan Banks, Hagir Elsheikh, Sudan, 2019, Photograph, 31 ¾ x 44 in.
The Phillips Collection (Phillips@THEARC) presents Portraits of Resilience, featuring photographs by Jonathan Banks that share the stories of survivors of torture
The exhibition is held in collaboration with the artist, the survivors, and Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC). The exhibition is on view from April 27 to July 29, 2022.
I received an honourable mention in the 2022 Annual Photo Contest from Whalebone Magazine. This is the third year of the competition with categories including “Water”, “Human”, “Joy”, “Travel”, and film.
My photograph of a Red Cross volunteer silhouetted behind a Red Cross Flag, will be featured in the “Photo” edition of the magazine.
The Whalebone magazine photo contest presented by B&H Photo is a way to celebrate photography around the world.