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Talking Points to present artist and photographer Moroti

By BIG ARTS - | Feb 16, 2021


The BIG ARTS Talking Points series continues with former News-Press photographer Kinfay Moroti.

He will expand on his exhibit “A Beautiful Struggle,” which is on display in the West Entrance gallery. Kinfay will also talk about his inspiring journey and issues of racial justice and economic inequality in communities. The talk will be held on Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. in Christensen Performance Hall with reduced capacity, as well as streamed live virtually.

Kinfay’s photographs capture the richness and complexity of both black and white lives in Southwest Florida. His work showcases the triumphs and struggles of a community striving toward racial equality.

“I’m known for capturing moments and being a storyteller,” he said of his exhibit. “But to do that you really have to cut your vein and put it all out there on the canvas. Just putting pictures on the wall doesn’t require me to give enough of myself, so I wanted to find a way to deepen these expressions and finally say what I thought about them.”

Kinfay has captured moments in communities and around the world for over 20 years as a documentary visual journalist. His work from the Iraq War, national political conventions, mass shootings and various other civic and social topics has been published by Time magazine, the New York Times, USA Today and National Public Radio. While at the News-Press, Kinfay intimately documented life in the poor communities of Southwest Florida.

In-person tickets are available at 239-395-0900 or through the BIG ARTS box office, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Virtual tickets are available through the box office and online at BIGARTS.org.