An exhibition of rarely seen images of archaeological life from excavations in Abydos, Egypt carried out by the research team at the Institute of Fine Arts (IFA) at New York University will be on view in the Stovall Gallery, located on the 8th floor of the Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU. The exhibition, entitled Field Season: Records, Wanderings Perspectives, Side Notes, will open January 5 and remain on view through April 15, 2012.
Photographers Greg Maka, Amanda Kirkpatrick, and Gus Gusciora are represented in the exhibition with works selected from the thousands of photographs that have accumulated in the IFA’s archives over the past three years. The photographs offer a glimpse into the daily routines that intersect the lives of workers, staff, and members of the research team of one of the largest archaeological projects currently underway in Egypt.
The Kimmel Center is located at 60 Washington SquareSouth in New York. Stovall Gallery (8th floor) hours are: Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. A photo ID is required to enter the building. For more information, visit: http://fieldseason.tumblr.com.
New Jersey-based photographer Greg Maka has been documenting the work in Abydos since 2009. He has also dedicated much of his time to other projects in Egypt, from documenting rooftop pigeon fanciers in Cairo to photographing Tahrir Square during the height of the revolution. With an introspective approach he seeks to reveal that which lies beneath the surface of both quotidian life and historical moments in time.
Amanda Kirkpatrick, from Brooklyn, NY, joined the project in 2010. She has traveled widely in the United States, Europe, Central America, and the Middle East. Amanda’s approach is best described as non-narrative documentary. The narrative however is retained in the desire to represent experience as a whole, outlined in singular specific moments and points of perspective.
Gus Gusciora is a photographer and short filmmaker based inTelluride, CO. His travels have taken him to Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Central America. His work has appearedin magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, Powder, Bike, and Men's Journal.