Apr 27, 2017
Art

International “1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality” Photo Exhibit Curated by Time Magazine’s Myles Little

Brought to Charlottesville by the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures (IHGC)

Charlottesville, VAThe Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures (IHGC) at the University of Virginia is delighted to bring to Charlottesville the international photography exhibit, “1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality,” curated by noted Time Magazine photography editor, Myles Little. The exhibit contains 30 artworks by international photographers, and it has traveled to around 25 locations on five continents. Although a few photos were shown in the projection show at the Sprint Pavilion at the Look3 Photography Festival in 2016, Charlottesville is the one of the few locations in the United States in which the actual photos have been exhibited. See the full show at www.onepercentshow.com.

The IHGC’s Humanities Week 2017: “Living (In)Equality,” the annual student-produced celebration of the humanities took inspiration from the exhibit. Prof Claire Raymond, UVA Dept of Art History, and Will Kerner, Charlottesville photographer and Founder of LOOK3 Photography Festival, were on hand at Monday evening’s kick-off for Humanities Week (April 17), to make comments about the exhibit, which is on display in both the IHGC’s Wilson Hall 1st Floor Main Entrance Foyer and also the 2nd Floor Nau Hall Commons into early June 2017.

The schedule for Humanities Week 2017: “Living (In)Equality” is filled with events that deal with the topics of Equality (and Inequality) through different lenses — including poetry, global development, a poverty simulation, food and agriculture, literature, politics, film, visual art, and a student photography contest. Go to www.hw-uva.com for details.

The IHGC’s undergraduate student team is being led by student Co-Conveners, Corinne Odom cso3ez@virginia.edu and Beki San Martin rcs2uf@virginia.edu.

Select photos from the “1% :

Street preacher and an American flag
A street preacher in New York appeals to Wall Street to repent. 2011 Christopher Anderson.

Mansion with Smokestacks in the background
Cheshire, Ohio’ 2009 Daniel Shea
A CHEF FROM A NEARBY LUXURY LODGE WAITS FOR HIS GUESTS TO ARRIVE
A Chef from a nearby luxury lodge waits for his guests to arrive from a hot air balloon excursion before serving them champagne in the middle of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. 2012 Guillaume Bonn.  
A crowd protests the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany.
A crowd protests the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany. 2007 
A man floats in the 57th-floor swimming pool of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, with the skyline of the Singapore financial district behind him.
A man floats in the 57th-floor swimming pool of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, with the skyline of the Singapore financial district behind him. 2013 Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti
“ROMA HILLS” GUARD-GATED HOMES LOOKING EAST
“Roma Hills” Guard-gated homes looking East; 3,000-8,000 SQ Feet, Henderson NV 2012 Michael Light
Pig statue being installed in a museum
Jeff Koons, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam’ 2012 Henk Wildschut 
FISH BOWL, FRAUD DEPARTMENT, GREEK NATIONAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION UNIT 2012 EIRINI VOURLOUMIS
Fish Bowl, Fraud Department, Greek National criminal Investigation Unit 2012 Eirini Vourloumis 
NTRUDERS ON THE ROCK FACE, NORTH MARA MINE
Untitled #1, Intruders on the rock face, North Mara Mine, Tanzania 2011
UNTITLED #IV, MINE SECURITY, NORTH MARA MINE, TANZANIA.
Untitled #IV, Mine Security, North Mara Mine, Tanzania. From the Story ‘Intruders.’ 2001 David Chancellor