Located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina, The Mint Museum in Uptown is an integral part of the downtown cultural arts scene, becoming a valuable home to a diverse permanent collection. Here & Now: 80 Years of Photography celebrates the institution's many decades of collecting photography. William Eggleston along side Sonia Handelman Meyer, and Linda Foard Roberts are among artists highlighted because of their local and regional approaches to the medium. The exhibition will be on display from 16 April until 18 September 2016.
“From photography’s roots to today, photographic images compel viewers like no other medium,” said Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson, President & CEO of Mint. “As we are increasingly inundated with visual images, many of which are manipulated in some way, there has never been a better time to examine the power of photographic images. Here & Now speaks to concerns that have long been at the core of photographic practice, as well as its most recent developments, shining new light on the issues that are relevant to life in the here and now.”