Ruth Dusseault’s The Innermost Room exhibition opens on Friday, April 20. The exhibition contains her work as well as other projects dealing with the catastrophic tornado that hit Joplin in May 2011. The exhibition takes place at the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum (the Paper Science Institute off 10th Street).
Her photographs include film and digital prints documenting the disaster and its response.
Dusseault unveils the response of the conservative community of Joplin, while respecting the severity of the tragedy, where 160 people were killed and damages extended to 2.1 billion dollars.
The exhibition will also include work from Operation Photo Rescue (operationphotorescue.org). OPR is well known to help recover and repair lost and damaged photographs in disaster zones. Part of the exhibition will display these photographs, exhibiting the mission of OPR and subtly the culture of Joplin.
The opening reception will take place at 6 p.m. on the 20th, and the exhibition will run until June 8th.
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