KINDSIGHT®: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF ROBERT ZUCKERMAN

gallery art exibitPHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AT

92ND STREET Y WEILL ART GALLERY

September 3 – October 20

Viewing Hours: 12 – 4 pm

NEW YORK, NY: August 19 – Film/TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer calls him ‘The Master.” Mark Walhberg calls him “The best ever.” He is consistently the highest ranked photographer in the world on IMDB Pro (Internet Movie Data Base, the gold standard of entertainment universe standings). His images have become the campaigns for such films as The CrowTraining DayNational Treasure,TransformersPursuit of Happyness and many more. He has done photography for Will Smith and has served as the personal photographer for the family of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz. From September 3 – October 20 acclaimed movie photographer and celebrity portraitist Robert G. Zuckerman opens a major exhibition of his KINDSIGHT® series at 92Y Weill Art Gallery. The opening reception – on Thursday, September 4 from 5 – 7 pm – will be hosted by Jeff L. Rosenheim, Photography Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Zuckerman is the creator of the esteemed KINDSIGHT® series, that uses photography and accompanying texts to illuminate the richness of everyday life through random encounters and moments (www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-g-zuckerman),

Zuckerman began KINDSIGHT® in 2002, in the wake of 9-11 when the world was cloaked in the specter of terror, when he realized and wanted to share that the antidote to terror lay in the richness of everyday life that is ever present, within arm’s, heart’s and mind’s reach. “There is great power in saying hello, in recognizing and acknowledging others,” he says. “It is said, ‘if you look for the good in others, you will find it there – when you speak to the good in others, you strengthen it.’”

At about the same time as the KINDSIGHT® project began, Zuckerman also began experiencing mobility and balance impairment and other symptoms of what, over seven years hence, would be diagnosed as Adult Polygluscosan Body Disease (APBD), a rare, untreatable, steadily worsening genetic disease affecting primarily Ashkenazi Jews. Currently, the progression of APBD has rendered Robert paraplegic.

Zuckerman has partnered with the Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease Research Foundation (www.apbdrf.org, founded in 2005 by patient Gregory Weiss) in presenting KINDSIGHT® at 92Y, with hopes of building and increasing awareness about APBD in the Jewish Community and in the world at large.  Going forward, toward this end, Zuckerman will create a series of KINDSIGHT® pieces about the APBD community, including patients, doctors, researchers, family members and more.

Zuckerman adds, “For me, and what I try to share with others, is that, aside from being a great creative medium, photography is also a vehicle – for excellence and professionalism, for wonder, for respect, for responsibility and for being a good person each and every day. It has, as much as possible, become an integration of life and craft. Through it I am able to give value to people’s lives and derive value in my own life, beyond making a living.”

Robert Gilson, Director, 92Y School of the Arts and the curator for exhibits in the Weill Art Gallery, remarks, “In addition to being a celebrated photographer for the film industry, Robert Zuckerman has created a personal body of work combining photographs and text that document his everyday encounters. With Kindsight® Zuckerman provides a window into his life which reminds us that taking the time to ask questions, listen and be empathetic makes life a little richer for everyone.”

A portion of proceeds from sales of prints and books at the 92Y KINDSIGHT® exhibit will go to the APBDRF.

For further information, including making tax deductible donations and endowments to the APBDRF, please contact:

info@apbdrf.org

Sharon@apbdrf.org

robert@robertzuckerman.com

323.864.3100

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WHAT:                        KINDSIGHT® exhibit

WHEN:                        Wednesday, Sep 3 – Monday, Oct 20, 2014

RECEPTION:             Thursday, Sep 4, 5-7 pm

WHERE:                     92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

HOURS:                     http://www.92y.org/Exhibits

 

About 92nd Street Y

Now celebrating its 140th Anniversary, 92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world’s best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age, transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y’s digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its Jewish heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.

 

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