January 18, 2017

A national juried photography exhibition, titled Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the United States, will open with a reception in Susquehanna University’s Lore Degenstein Gallery from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 28. The opening is part of an annual weeklong celebration honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The exhibition runs through March 5.

Photography has always been an essential medium for revealing realities of race relations in the United States, both unsettling and uplifting. The exhibition will present images that portray a broad range of perspectives on race in America today. Entries will be judged by Ceaphas Stubbs, a New Jersey-based artist, photography and digital art instructor at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J., and Newark (N.J.) Arts Council board member.

The Lore Degenstein Gallery, located in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center, is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed for university recesses; call 570-372-4059 for an appointment when classes are not in session.

All gallery events are free and open to the public.