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August 26, 2010 14:00 ET

Venice Arts Gallery Hosts "Injustice, Power & Unusual People": A Retrospective of Work by Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Photographer Jim Hubbard

VENICE, CA--(Marketwire - August 26, 2010) -  On October 2, 2010, the Venice Arts Gallery opens an exhibit by Photographer Jim Hubbard, offering a retrospective of Jim's career as an acclaimed Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer, as well as never-before-seen personal projects. Hubbard has received over 100 awards for his work, including three Pulitzer Prize nominations.

Called "Injustice, Power, & Unusual People," the show tracks Jim's development as a young Photographer at the "Detroit News" covering the 1967 Detroit Riots, through his most current work from Southern Africa and Palestine. Also represented are selections from his coverage of five presidents as a member of the White House Press Corps; extraordinary portraits of Bobby Kennedy interacting with an adoring public in Indianapolis shortly before his assassination in 1968; and intimate portraits of Jim's mother during her struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

When asked about selecting work from a 40-year career, Jim said, "As a photographer, I've seen human suffering, terrible injustice, and also how resilient people can be under the most adverse circumstances. I've also been around people with tremendous power to effect or prevent change. My goal is reflect all of those realities."

The Venice Arts Gallery is a program of the non-profit Venice Arts, which has received critical acclaim around the world for its innovative mentoring and educational programs for Los Angeles-area youth. About the exhibit, Gallery & Public Programs Manager Elysa Voshell said, "I consider this the Showcase Exhibit for our first year of redefining our Gallery's focus on documentary and high-caliber participant-produced photography. Jim's work with kids inspired the creation of Venice Arts 17 years ago, and his compelling personal work reflects pivotal events, issues, and people of the past four decades."

Brief Bio on Jim Hubbard

Jim's photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally, featured in major print and television media, including the "New York Times," the "Washington Post," "Los Angeles Times," the A & E Biography Series: "Uncommon Americans," "Oprah," and more. He has also authored five books and is cited as a pioneer in the field of "Participant-Produced" or "Pluralist Photography" for his work as the Founder of the internationally-acclaimed program Shooting Back, teaching both Homeless and Native American youth how to use photography to describe their worlds.

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