Opening Thursday, May 17th, from 6PM - 8PM
Join ASMP Chicago/Midwest for a private tour with Curator Arielle Weininger at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. There are three photo-based special exhibitions: Speak Truth To Power, Photography by ASMP Legend Eddie Adams; Where The Children Sleep by photojournalist Magnus Wennman; and Take A Stand Center, a state-of-the-art NEW interactive hologram presentation.
“SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER- Photography by ASMP Legend Eddie Adams”
On view through June 24, 2018
Through stunning black and white portraits taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Eddie Adams, this exhibit celebrates those who have worked tirelessly to fight for various freedoms and urges visitors to #TAKEASTAND against current human rights violations.
Kerry Kennedy spent several years interviewing human rights defenders from around the world for the book Speak Truth to Power. The project has since grown into a multi-faceted campaign for advocacy.
Eddie Adams is best known for his 1968 Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Ngọc Loan, the chief of the national police, executing a Vietcong prisoner. But for close to 3,000 photographers, emerging and established, young and older, his influence has been felt on the fields on a little farm in Upstate New York, just minutes from Jeffersonville. It’s there that Adams founded, 30 years ago, the Eddie Adams Workshop, where 100 young photographers with five years or less of professional experience would come for a few days to meet, discuss and work with some of the most respected photographers in the industry.
“Where The Children Sleep”
This provocative multi-media exhibit features powerful photos and film of Syrian refugee children in Europe and the Middle East by award-winning Swedish photojournalist Magnus Wennman.
Where the Children Sleep is a wake-up call; a poignant story of what happens when children are displaced and must sleep on the streets and in fields as they await an uncertain future.
“Take A Stand Center”
A “must see” is our new, first in the world, interactive, holographic Survivor Stories Theater. Your group will hear a Survivor’s personal story and, through Voice Recognition Technology, and be able to ask any question of the “Survivor” that comes to mind – the hologram answers hundreds of questions from an extensive databank of recorded messages from the Survivors.
6:00pm – Arrival
6:00pm – 6:30pm Meet & Greet with Museum Chief Curator, Arielle Weininger
6:30pm – 7:00pm Where The Children Sleep (self-guided) and/or Speak Truth To Power Docent / Arielle on-hand to provide information)
7:00pm – 8:00pm Take A Stand Center Presentation in the Theater (Survivor Fritzie Fritzshall)
Museum closes at 8pm sharp – If you’re interested in seeing the permanent exhibits, please arrive early and go on a self-guided tour.
$15 general museum admission