Redbud Gallery presents Marti Corn: Out of Darkness opening reception
The photographs, stories, and statements in Marti Corn: Out of Darkness are based on the lives of refugees from across the world and the people dedicated to helping them.
Khatera, who fled Afghanistan and the Taliban two years ago with her husband and three children, is one of these refugees. Overnight, women’s lives were in jeopardy, and it became too dangerous for her children to attend school. Now settled in Houston, she reads voraciously and saves money to study fashion design.
Corn is a documentary portrait photographer. Her projects revolve around human rights issues, telling the stories of affected people through portraiture and oral histories in both third-world countries and in the Houston area. Respected as a contemporary portrait photographer and ethnographer, her work is gaining international attention. Public collections with her work include the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through June 28.