“Life is like a good black and white photograph, there’s black, there’s white, and lots of shades in between.” — Karl Heiner, artist
Picture it! A generation of Americans recognizing their power and responsibility to give back
“Drawing with light” is both a literal and metaphorical description of photography. The Soul of Philanthropy draws inspiration from that definition as well as from the root meaning of philanthropy: love of what it means to be human. Each a potent concept on its own, combined, these ideas have fueled the design and programming for our exhibition. This exhibit illuminates the human impulse to show compassion, to improve, to progress, to connect and to love. We have composed an experience where the images glow, the stories enlighten and passions are set afire. In reframing portraits of philanthropy, we want viewers to embrace and act on the fact that we each have the capacity to give more and wiser.
From the Artist Statement for the exhibit “Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited”