Opening next week: “Declassified: A Portrait of the Veteran as a Young Artist”

The Visual & Critical Studies blog

Recently, I was asked to curate an exhibition in the SVA Photography Department organized by several members of the Veterans Coalition of Arts (VCA), a club at SVA made up of currently enrolled student veterans. Titled “Declassified: A Portrait of the Veteran as a Young Artist,” the show will feature work by four students in the VCA and three well-known former members of the SVA faculty who also served in the United States Armed Forces. In addition to presenting a wide range of works in various mediums, “Declassified” commemorates the many past and present members of the SVA community who have served in the U.S. military, going all the way back to the school’s co-founders Silas Rhodes and Burne Hogarth.

During the lead up to the show, BFA Photo Major Hector Rene drafted a statement that tells the story behind it and provides a little information about its participants. I’ve…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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