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The Artist’s Responsibility

The Artist's Responsibility
Let me ask you this: What is an artist’s responsibility? Should they take the ideas that shape contemporary society and translate them into a visual language? Are they the ones who bear the weight of our cultural legacy? Is their purpose to leave the world in a more beautiful state than it was in when they entered it? Are they meant to teach us about our world, about ourselves and about each... 

Lens in Focus at UIC: Interview with Jabari Zuberi

Lens in Focus at UIC: Interview with Jabari Zuberi
Last year our nation looked on horrified and seemingly helpless as we saw images of the beating of Chicago teen Derrion Albert in front of his school. This case was a single story in a great series of cases where violence is claiming the lives of youth in the south and west sides of Chicago and beyond. While it may seem like a large topic to tackle, Chicago photographer Jabari Zuberi decided to use... 

Self-reflection through Photography: Jabari Zuberi

Self-reflection through Photography: Jabari Zuberi
Faheem Majeed and Jabari Zuberi at South Side Community Art Center Rose Land Exhibition, April 9, 2010 1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your artwork. My photography is the best reflection of myself. My work centers around portraiture and documentary photography. I try to create rich and engaging portraits that blend classic portraiture with a new vibrant energy. My roots in photography are based... 

Art Here Art Now

Art Here Art Now
The great thing about attending events with professional  photographer friends is that they steal your camera and start snapping great pictures.  Jabari Zuberi, an artist who has a solo show at UIC in December, acted as my personal photographer for the evening.  Last night for the Kick-off of Chicago Artists Month, Jabari and I met in Hyde Park for Art Here Art Now, a show coordinated by the... 
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