Two new exhibits at Central Library: 'Solidarity in Sadness' and 'Soul Food'
New exhibits showcase photographs by Baltimore photographer J.M. Giordano of the Orlando Pulse Shooting Vigil and the origins of soul food
7/29/2016, 11 a.m.
BALTIMORE The Enoch Pratt Free Library has opened two new exhibits at the Central Library Annex Gallery, Solidarity in Sadness and Soul Food.
Solidarity in Sadness— In connection with Baltimore’s LGBT Pride Celebration, 28 moving photographs from the June 13 vigil remembering the 49 victims of the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando, Florida are on display. The images were taken by Baltimore and City Paper photographer J.M. Giordano. Exhibit designed and curated by Pratt Library Art Director Jack Young
“These photographs capture the raw feelings and sadness of the Orlando community but also the overwhelming tone of love and support,” said Roswell Encina, Director of Communications of the Pratt Library. “The images mirror the same emotions of the LGBT community here in Baltimore and across the nation. Leading up to the city’s Pride celebration, these photographs showcase that love truly conquers all.”
Giordano’s photographs have been on display at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore Museum of Industry and soon at the new Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Soul Food— This exhibit showcases the origins of "soul food" and how this traditional cuisine derived from "slave food" and the African American community of the South into a cultural comfort food. View the various foods, places, and cooks that made this cuisine a household name. Curated by Pratt Library’s African American Department Manager Vivian Fisher and Jack Young.
Both exhibits will be on display through September 30, 2016.
For more information about the exhibits, visit our website at www.prattlibrary.org.