Hungry Eyes

San Antonio photographer Michael Nye's stark black-and-white prints put a face on society's most marginalized members--teen parents and the mentally ill in past exhibits, and those who don't know where their next meal will come from in his latest. Even better, he also captures their stories in audio recordings to go with each shot. In Nye's Table of Contents: Stories of Hunger And Resilience, his subjects speak about their experiences with hunger, past and present. Depressing as that sounds, they also offer some uplift by telling how they get by, whether that means dumpster diving, foraging for wild berries or walking through a supermarket and fantasizing what they'll buy when some money comes their way. The exhibit is free and open to the public and is on display during gallery hours (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays) or by appointment through Tuesday at the Janette Kennedy Gallery at the South Side on Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar St. Call 214-270-2021 or visit the North Texas Food Bank website at for more info, or visit to view photos and audio excerpts.
Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: June 7. Continues through June 29, 2010
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Jesse Hughey
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