January 18 – March 24, 2018
The Gershman Y’s Open Lens Gallery
Justin Kimball has been photographing in small towns in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Ohio brought to the brink of obsolescence by the recent financial downturn, capturing their streets, residents, and landscapes. While imbued with social and political subtext, Kimball’s images carry a broader significance. In his depiction of communities faced with hardship, Kimball examines the persistence of hope and the concept of what it means to be human in our modern world. His photographs document a growing portion of the American landscape.
Justin Kimball was born in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1961. He earned a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an M.F.A in Photography from the Yale University School of Art. The recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, an Aaron Siskind Individual Photographers Fellowship, a Kittredge Educational Grant from Harvard University and the Project Development Grant from Center in Santa Fe NM, he is the author of the monographs Where We Find Ourselves, Center for American Places, Pieces of String and Elegy, Radius Books. His work can be found in numerous museum collections, including the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the National Gallery of Art, the George Eastman House, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Kimball’s images have been included in such publications as DoubleTake, Harper’s, PDN, Photo Metro, Photograph and Picture magazines.
Kimball has taught photography for more than twenty years and is currently a Professor of Art at Amherst College. He is represented by Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts.