Mary Beth Meehan: City of Champions
Mary Beth Meehan’s website states that she “is a photographer who creates meaningful, in-depth portraits of her own communities. Her work addresses issues of immigration, culture, and change, and the emotional charge surrounding them. Her goal is to use her work to create connections among people, and to inspire an empathy that transcends economics, politics, and race.”
Well, that statement certainly rings true with her terrific body of work created to start a dialogue in the city of Brockton, Massachusetts. City of Champions: A Portrait of Brockton is an outdoor installation of large-scale photographs that is on display from September 2011 – September 2012. I can only imagine what an amazing experience it is to see your work celebrated and exhibited in this way.
A final walking tour of the photographs will take place on Saturday, May 12, 11:00 a.m. meeting at Joe Angelo’s Cafe, at 11 Crescent Street, Brockton, MA. You can read more about the project on the City of Champions site, and listen to the “City of Champions” on Boston’s WBUR: http://radioboston.wbur.
Mary Beth’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, she has exhibited her photographs nationally and internationally, and has lectured on the subject of community photojournalism nationwide. Her honors include awards from Pictures of the Year International and the National Conference for Community and Justice. She was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize.
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