JRB Art at The Elms Gallery will present a major photography exhibition of international award-winning photographer, author, and humanitarian, Yousef Khanfar, from March 3 to April 29, 2023. We are located at 2810 N. Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73101. The Gallery will also host a VIP reception and artist talk at 5:00 pm on March 3, 2023.
This encyclopedic exhibition will feature portraiture, such as a light filled photograph of former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Conner, as well as selected photographs from five different collections of work representing the 50 year career of this esteemed Palestinian-American photographer.
The featured Collections include: the “Landscape Collection,” “Jerusalem Collection,” “Abandoned Collection,” and the “Cultural Collection” featuring fine art images from India, Arabia, Istanbul, and other countries. The “Jerusalem Collection” features the dramatic images taken by Yousef during his pilgrimage to Jerusalem in search of humanity and self. The “Abandoned Collection” features abandoned buildings, cities, and souls who have been isolated from society. “The Cultural Collection” is about the need for honor and dignity in the world. The “Invisible Eve” Collection features the portraits of women in prison. The photography book, published by Rizzoli Press, is credited with changing laws affecting the treatment and incarceration of women.
As Yousef often states, “In literature, we can only read one line at a time. In novels, we can only communicate with one character at a time. But with photography we can see one or more perspectives at a time. Eventually, at the humble axis of the arts, photography will not be praised for its technology, but for its advancement of humanity.”
All of us at JRB Art at The Elms invite you to join us in March and April to explore, learn about, and honor nature and humanity.