The View From Back Here exhibit opens on Oct. 7
Along with our partners the Backside Learning Center and Louisville Visual Art, we are excited to announce that our dual-language exhibit The View from Back Here: snapshots and memories from the backside of the track will open at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the ReSurfaced Liberty Build at the corner of Liberty and Shelby Street. This is the culminating exhibit of a UPS-funded summer photography and oral history program for youth and young adults in the backside community who expressed interest in the documentary disciplines. Guided by instructors from LSP and LVA, they learned the fundamentals of photography and were trained in the objectives and techniques of taking oral history. They photographed many aspects of daily life on the track and conducted personal interviews with community and family members. Some of the participants are the children of equine workers on the backside of Churchill Downs, others work on the backside themselves. Together they have captured a brief, vibrant glimpse into the lives and stories lived every day on the backside of the track. The exhibit will run throughout the month of October, Thursdays and Fridays 5-10 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m.
We hope you can make it out!
Photo by Vanessa Herrera