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Oak Cliff Cultural Center Presents XXI: Conflicts in a New Century

Head Gear. Used by soldier receiving treatment for PTSD by Lisa Barnard, 2008

Head Gear. Used by soldier receiving treatment for PTSD by Lisa Barnard, 2008

XXI: Conflicts in a New Century
Oak Cliff Cultural Center
April 15 through June 3, 2011

A contemporary photography exhibition co-curated by Cynthia Mulcahy and Charles Dee Mitchell

Opening Reception is Friday, April 15, 2011, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

The exhibition, XXI: Conflicts in a New Century, co-curated by Charles Dee Mitchell and Cynthia Mulcahy, at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center examines conflicts in the first decade of the 21st century including wars and conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Lebanon, Congo, Nigeria and Ivory Coast, through photographs by many of the most notable artists, documentary photographers and photojournalists working today.

Participating Artists

American photographers

  • Stephanie Sinclair
  • James Nachtwey
  • Christopher Anderson
  • Jamel Shabazz
  • Eugene Richards
  • Christopher Morris
  • Lori Grinker
  • Rania Matar
  • Anthony Suau
  • Alex Majoli

Oak Cliff-based independent photographers

  • Kael Alford
  • Thorne Anderson

British photographers

  • Lisa Barnard
  • Tim Hetherington
  • Gary Knight

Dutch photographer

  • Teun Voeten

Middle East photojournalist

  • Natan Dvir

African photographers

  • Akintunde Akinleye (Nigeria)
  • Guy Tillim (South Africa)
  • Fatagoma SiluĂ© (Ivory Coast).

Coinciding with this exhibition, a free screening of Restrepo will occur in May at the newly-restored Texas Theatre, located directly next door to the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. Restrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Restrepo won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Screening date and time of Restrepo will soon be announced.

Admission to the opening reception and exhibition is free.

XXI: Conflicts in a New Century closes on Friday, June 3, 2011.

Head Gear. Used by soldier receiving treatment for PTSD by Lisa Barnard, 2008

Head Gear. Used by soldier receiving treatment for PTSD by Lisa Barnard, 2008

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