Agnes (gallery)

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Agnes was a Birmingham, Alabama photography gallery from 1993 to 2001. Shawn Boley, Jon Coffelt and Jan Hughes opened the gallery with the mission of attempting to raise awareness of social issues — such as cancer, AIDS, death and dying, the environment, homelessness, ethics, racism, classism, imprisonment — through photojournalism, film, video, poetry, and book arts. Controversial, Agnes was picketed on several occasions, one of which resulted in a USA Today article on December 5, 1994.[1]

Agnes worked closely with Video Data Bank in Chicago Illinois for short film/vido screenings which included work by Sadie Benning, Jim Cohen, Ana Mendieta and Susan Share among many others.[2]

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Agnes artists list included: Sara Garden Armstrong, Pinky Bass, Sadie Benning, Ruth Bernhard, Kevin Bubriski, Dan Budnik, Clayton Colvin, Paul Caponigro, Timothy Ely, Karen Graffeo, William Greiner, James Herbert, Jenny Holzer, Davi Det Hompson, Lee Isaacs, Janice Kluge, O. Winston Link, Spider Martin, Julie Moos, Hermann Nitsch, Ed Ruscha, Mary Ann Sampson, Maggie Taylor, Arthur Tress, Thomas Tulis, Jerry Uelsmann, Marie Weaver and Randy West (photographer).[citation needed]



  1. ^ USA Today, A4, December 5, 1994
  2. ^ USA Today, A4, December 5, 1994
  3. ^ PDF link Archived January 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
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  5. ^ Faking death: Canadian art photography and the Canadian imagination by Cousineau-Levine, 2004
  6. ^ UpSouth at Agnes

Coordinates: 33°31′43.69″N 86°49′5.1″W / 33.5288028°N 86.818083°W / 33.5288028; -86.818083

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