"Believe It (from Fair Warning series)" (detail), Hank Willis Thomas, 2010, digital C-print
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Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Today – 12/28/2012
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, October 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
This exhibit features a selection of works by artist Hank Willis Thomas from his 2010 "Fair Warning" series. In these works Thomas highlights the visual dynamics of cigarette ads aimed at African-American audiences — specifically African-American women — who historically have been disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry. The images in the exhibit are re-appropriated by Thomas, who has removed the ad logos while maintaining only snippets of the original text. This manipulation, in turn, transforms the intention of the image when juxtaposed with the models' nonchalant hand gestures without cigarettes. The exhibition also features several lenticular pieces that continue Thomas' play on words and meanings that remain open for interpretation.
This event is part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival.
Admission is free
1600 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309