FOURTH QUARTER: SENIOR ATHLETES AND THEIR INDOMITABLE SPIRIT APR 13, 2019 – JUL 21 2019
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The Ringling is pleased to collaborate with the Hermitage Artist Retreat in presenting a new exhibition by acclaimed photojournalist David Burnett. The work was commissioned by his 2017 Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Burnett’s distinguished career in photography began in the late 1960s when his work could be found in Time and Life magazines. In the 1970s, his photos from the Vietnam War and the Iranian Revolution were widely published, earning him recognition and awards. He is the co-founder of the photojournalism agency Contact Press Images, and in 2018 was awarded the Joseph Sprague Award in lifetime achievement by the National Press Photographers Association. In the decades of his storied career, he has photographed world leaders, conflict zones, celebrities, and artists, all with his own unique aesthetic and approach to reportage. In his latest project, Fourth Quarter Burnett has spent nearly two years photographing senior-aged athletes from around the country who are engaged in serious physical competition and team sports. In this engaging series, he treats his subjects seriously and sympathetically as he challenges us to rethink our notions of what aging means in the 21st century.
The Ringling is a center for art and history, situated on 66 magnificent acres on the shores of Sarasota Bay. It is built on the remarkable legacy of circus entrepreneur, collector of art and financier John Ringling and his wife Mable.
The Ringling inspires visitors with an acclaimed collection of Old Master paintings, delights them with the story of the American circus as told through the first American circus museum as well as the world’s largest circus model, and transports them to the Roaring Twenties during a tour of the magnificent Ca’ d’Zan mansion.
The Ringling is also committed to exhibiting the work of an emerging community of living artists whose work moves beyond traditional practice and features dynamic and engaging contemporary visual and performing arts, including a diverse roster of theater, music, dance and film.
The Hermitage Artist Retreat invites artists and writers in every discipline to work at its historic site on Florida’s Gulf of Mexico. The Hermitage, in partnership with the Greenfield Foundation, created the Greenfield Prize commission to bring into the world works of art that will have a significant impact on the broad as well as the artistic culture of our society.
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