Neil B. McGahee returns to Reinhardt with an extraordinary exhibit at the Falany Performing Arts Center (FPAC). View stunning photographs of faces and images - people going about their daily lives - in McGahee’s “In Ordinary Time.”
McGahee traveled the world for over 40 years as a photojournalist for newspapers and magazines. Along the way, he captured photographs of people simply living their lives. McGahee’s countless awards and accolades include two Pulitzer Prize nominations, 1978 Pulitzer Prize runner-up, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Nikon World Understanding Award, and the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Prize.
“In Ordinary Time,” consists of 27 black and white framed prints. McGahee shares, “I spent almost three decades shooting photos for newspapers of events that I mostly didn’t care about, but my travels exposed me to them, and I stopped and talked and pointed my camera and tried to capture a poem in the making.” He says the photographs are “glimpses of people, some on their pointless journey to wherever. They are the unknowable faces on street corners and in pool halls, in dime stores and bars, soup kitchens and gas stations and strip malls and empty cars.”
McGahee spent several years at Reinhardt in the late 1990s where he produced the magazines and newsletter in the alumni department and taught photography at night – “loving every minute of it!” Now the editor of the “Cordele Dispatch” newspaper, McGahee still enjoys photography in his spare time.
Please join McGahee and the Reinhardt community for his opening reception, a celebratory public event, on Monday, March 21 in the Ken White Atrium of the FPAC from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. McGahee and his work are not to miss!
The exhibit runs March 21 through April 8 in the upstairs gallery of the FPAC. Guests can enjoy McGahee’s work Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and during all FPAC events. There is no exhibit admission fee.