Aug 22nd 2019

Megan Farmer: Life After a Hate Crime: The Recovery of DaShawn Horne

@ ART WORKS Projects

625 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654

Opening Thursday, August 22nd, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Wednesday, October 30th

Please join ART WORKS Projects for the opening of our fifth annual Emerging Lens exhibition “Life After a Hate Crime” by photographer Megan Farmer. We will be joined by Farmer who will give a short artist talk about her work.

Remarks to start at 6:30pm.
Refreshments will be served.
Free and open to the public.

Farmer’s project follows DaShawn Horne, his family, and his community as he fights to recover from a racially motivated attack that occurred in Seattle in early 2018. Farmer’s relationship with Horne and his family is ongoing; this exhibition will include recent interviews with the family as Horne continues to rebuild his life.

“The Horne family welcomed me into their upended lives after a brutal hate crime changed everything. DaShawn Horne, a young father, was beaten within an inch of his life. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, he had to relearn everything he once knew. He is still recovering today. Not only was DaShawn’s life forever changed, but the lives of his family members were too. My hope is to shed light onto the realities that hate crime survivors and their families are left with long after news headlines fade,” says Farmer about her work.

Megan Farmer is a visual journalist based in Seattle, currently working at KUOW Public Radio. She is the winner of AWP’s 2019 Emerging Lens Mentorship Program. She is most interested in long form visual storytelling relating to social justice. She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BA in Photojournalism and attended the Eddie Adams Workshop class of XXIX.

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