New MTCC exhibit to explore family, community

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Monday, April 24, 2017

Photo by Nina Robinson

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is pleased to announce its latest exhibit, which features the work of New York-based photographer Nina Robinson, will open June 6.

In 2014, Robinson’s grandmother and family matriarch fell ill. Compelled to visit her in Arkansas, Robinson traveled from New York to document her passing and her family’s grieving process.

She soon became engrossed in the often overlooked rural African American communities surrounding Dalark, Ark., communities whose members are mostly working- and middle-class landowners. Her visit soon turned into a two-year project, Not Forgotten: An Arkansas Family Album, which explores life and loss.

Photo by Nina RobinsonAn opening reception for the exhibit, Not Forgotten: An Arkansas Family Album, will be 6-8 p.m. on June 15 and will feature an opportunity to meet the artist, as well as live music and refreshments.

Robinson is a documentary-influenced portrait photographer. Her work is a mixture of all of her past experiences, bridging documentary, personal and fine art. She has been published in The New York Times, American Photo magazine, Lens Culture, The Wall Street Journal and has exhibited at the Bronx Documentary Center. Robinson is based in the South Bronx and Arkansas.

This exhibition was created by the Bronx Documentary Center and will be on display at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center through September 2.