Gesture of the Still Image 

January 17, 2023

Gesture of the Still Image 

January 17 - March 26, 2023 

Gesture of the Still Image is a selection of photographs and related mediums from KMA’s collections chosen for their portrayal of the human body in a moment of movement and emotion stilled by an artist’s lens. Within this exhibition one can witness the way an image tells a story in a single frame and allows the viewer a glimpse into the human condition. Work chosen by KMA graduate assistant Ashley Kouri, an MFA candidate in Photography and Integrated Media, spans over a century of the history of photography from the pictorialism of Clarence White to contemporary imagery recently purchased by the Museum. The addition of photographs by Lissa Rivera and Lalla Essaydi expands the ratio of female-identifying to male-identifying artists both in the exhibition and KMA collections.


Talk About It: Photography as Language

Thursday, March 23, 2023

5:30-6:30 pm

Gesture of the Still Image Gallery

Spend the evening with local photographers and partake in a roundtable discussion based on the power of photography to depict a moment. The discussion will include individual experiences with photographic artists and how they use the medium as another kind of language. As photographers, they use their craft to capture and convey emotions, thoughts, and experiences through the lens. During the discussion, they will share their unique perspectives on how they use lighting, composition, and other technical aspects of photography to communicate their message. 

Facilitated by Ashley Kouri, Graduate Assistant, KMA

Light refreshments to follow, hosted by the Friends of Kennedy Museum of Art.