A photo and painting exhibit designed to remember the lessons of the atrocities of the Auschwitz concentration camps is coming to Algoma's James May Gallery. Award-winning Swedish photographer Orjan Henriksson will display and speak about his exhibit entitled Auschwitz KZ I and II, which were taken during a one week visit to camps I and II. Henriksson says, in a written statement, that he wanted the black and white photographs of vacant areas of the camps to contrast with the multitudes of people who died there and those who survived. Henriksson's photos will be presented alongside the color minimalist paintings by Kyle McKenzie, an art professor at Missouri Southern University. Kendra Bulgrin, Director of the James May Gallery, says the exhibit will be more intense than past showings and will stir up some emotions.
Both Henriksson and McKenzie will hold “Artist Talks” at 7:00 PM when the exhibit opens on October 3rd at the James May Gallery on Steele Street in Algoma. Admission is free.