The artist talk with Gerald Cyrus will be held Friday, Nov. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in the Atrium Gallery in Marshall Fine Arts Center.
The exhibit is up in the Atrium Gallery through December 1.
Philadelphia-based photographer Gerald Cyrus did what many Philadelphia area commuters do every day: he crossed the Benjamin Franklin Bridge over the Delaware River into Camden, N.J. Once he got there, however, he did something that few of those travelers do: he got out of his car and walked through Camden’s various neighborhoods from the riverfront to the inner city.
Between 2001 and 2008, Cyrus, camera in hand, met people and experienced the urban fabric of a city that is so often in the news for U.S. Census and FBI reports that name it as the most impoverished and crime-ridden city in the nation. Cyrus’ humanistic approach, however, yielded responses to him and his camera that belied the stereotypes of Camden’s denizens as dangerous and unwelcoming.
Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Nov. 28