I was walking through Duke's Perkins Library today and stumbled upon an interesting art exhibition.
It is small and understated and doesn't take more than a few minutes to check out. So if you're gliding through the Perkins lobby, you might stop for a moment.
It's titled "Inside Out: Through a Photographer's Lens," and is a collaboration between 20 Durham School of the Arts photography students and 12 Duke University students from a writing class.
There are six photo exhibits, a combination of black-and-white and color images, showing various views of our fair city. In large part, the goal seems to be to emphasize just how diverse and varied Durham is. Through one photographer's eyes, for example, Durham is represented by a graffiti-smeared bridge. To another, an illuminated evening photo of the American Tobacco campus represents this place, while to another set of eyes, Durham is represented by a sprawling and somewhat nondescript subdivision with identical manicured lawns and two-car garages.
A small notebook invites passersby to comment. From a quick glance, I glean that the most popular exhibit is titled "Cat Fight." It is three images of young women and reads in part: "A visual representation of female aggression as seen through the eyes of three high school girls."