Friday, August 05, 2016

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 26 August 2016

Photographer Jerry Tovo’s exhibit, “They May Have Been Heroes: The Homeless Veterans Project,” will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School from Friday, August 26, through Monday, October 3. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on August 26.

Tovo, a U.S. Army drill sergeant during the Vietnam War, has traveled the U.S. since 2011 taking portraits of homeless men and women who served in the U.S. military. Tovo’s oldest subject served in the Korean War, the youngest served in Iraq. Many of them struggle with alcoholism, drug and gambling addiction, mental illness including post-traumatic stress disorder and severed family relationships. Through powerful black-and-white images, Tovo brings to the fore the plight of these men and women and reaches out to those who might help them with shelter, job searches, training, rehabilitation, re-socialization and physical and mental care.  His attention to detail and mastery of digital photographic techniques coupled with a stark and powerful style result in works that make a compelling case for his subjects.

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays.

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO, 63124
314-993-4040

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