During Hunger Action Month, the East Texas Food Bank is bringing an exhibit to East Texas to raise awareness about the issue of hunger. In Michael Nye’s exhibit, About Hunger & Resilience, so much comes to light. The portraits and audio stories reveal the courage and fragility of those individuals who have experienced hunger. These diverse audio narratives take us underneath complicated issues where empathy and understanding begins.
“Hunger is as old as history, and is wrapped into our genes as the great impulse to survive. Everyone knows the boundary between hunger and satisfaction. However, for many of us in this country of abundance, it is difficult to imagine someone so hungry and weak they would cry or lose the desire to live,” said Michael Nye, photographer. “Listening is another way of seeing. It has been a privilege to have these passionate conversations. It has changed me. I tried to honor each story by being faithful to its spirit and the way it was spoken. Hunger is an issue of human rights. Everyone has the right to be heard, to be listened to, and to receive help when hunger.”
The East Texas Food Bank is hosting the About Hunger & Resilience exhibit by Michael Nye. The exhibit will be on display at the East Texas Food Bank, 3201 Robertson Road in Tyler, September 9th – 28th, Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Groups of ten or more are requested to schedule a viewing time by calling 903.597.3663. The exhibit is free, however donations are welcome.
“The East Texas Food Bank is very fortunate and honored with this opportunity to communicate our cause through the eyes of Mr. Nye’s lens and the actual voices of his subjects.” said Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank. “The portraits are moving and the stories are powerful. We guarantee all who attend will be spiritually and emotionally moved by this experience.”
The exhibit is presented by: Judy and John Soules, Herbert and Melvina Buie, Julietta Jarvis Foundation, Bonny and Jim Daughtry, Hibbs-Hallmark & Company, Mentoring Minds, Clements Family Foundation, Citizens 1st Bank and Verna and George Hall.