WASH is really excited and honored to show work from the Burmese community in Buffalo!!
The current solo exhibition, featuring the photography of one of Buffalo’s great secret treasures, Law Eh Soe, renowned Burmese photojournalist-in-exile, spans imagery from Burma to Buffalo, and in rich black and white, shows the faces of struggle, the complex emotional labor of redefining home, and the coping that comes with such a pivotal move, reminding us of the stark changes folks have undergone to establish refuge, and the long stories that follow them, now somehow in Buffalo.
Law Eh Soe sought refuge in the the US in 2008, after his work covering the Saffron Revolution in 2007 nearly cost him his life . This exhibition featuring 3 series of Mr. Soe’s photographs, captures multiple generations and ethnic groups as they carry each other into this strange new world, from the fields and streets of Burma, to the living rooms of Buffalo, and de facto festival grounds of Unity Island.
Please join us for Law’s opening exhibition. Food & drink served. Free & open to the public.