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Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out

Event Date: 02/07/2013
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: GN Gage Gallery

The Gage Gallery, the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project, and the College of Arts and Sciences, with generous financial support from Susan B. Rubnitz, are sponsoring "Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out, Photographs by Edmund Clark." Clark’s award-winning work is a study of home – of a very particular idea of home at a very particular time in our history. Rather than attempt to monumentalize the Guantanamo camps, these images illustrate three ideas of home: the naval base at Guantanamo that is home to the American community and of which the prison camps are just a part; the complex of camps where the detainees have been held; and the homes, new and old, where the former detainees now find themselves trying to rebuild their lives. Interspersed within these images are "Letters to Omar," a selection of cards and letters sent to U.K. resident Omar Deghayes during his five years of captivity at the Guantanamo Bay detention camps. The opening reception and lecture are free and open to the public. The show runs through May 4, 2013. For more information, visit