First comprehensive retrospective of the work of renowned American photo artist Jeffrey A. Wolin
Throughout his career, photographer Jeffrey A. Wolin has focused on the impact of poverty, war, and trauma on human experience, memory, and hope. His first job as a police photographer influenced his candid approach, as well as his deep respect for human resilience. Wolin combines his love of words with a passion for making photographs, writing the stories of each subject directly on their images. The resulting works fuse his own aesthetic ideas with the »voice« of the people he so intimately engages.
This publication accompanying the upcoming retrospective at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University will give a comprehensive presentation of Wolin’s work, and is his third book with Kehrer.
Jeffrey A. Wolin is Ruth N. Halls Professor of Photography at Indiana University and Director of the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies. Wolin's series of portraits of Holocaust survivors, Written in Memory: Portraits of the Holocaust, was published as a book, accompanying solo exhibitions of this work at the Art Institute of Chicago, International Center of Photography in New York, Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. His solo exhibition of portraits of Vietnam War Veterans with their stories traveled to museums in the US and abroad and was accompanied by a book, Inconvenient Stories: Vietnam War Veterans. His photographs are in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Art Institute of Chicago; Cleveland Museum of Art; New York Public Library; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Bibliotèque Nationale de France, Paris; and Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Jean-Louis Poitevin is a writer and art critic based in France.
Keith F. Davis (born 1952) is Senior Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, collector, and the author of several books on photography.