The Year of Uzzle

2016 is going to be the year of Burk Uzzle. Originally from Raleigh, where he began his career as a staff photographer for the News and Observer at the tender age of 17, he now resides in Wilson, NC. After a far reaching career that has taken him from Woodstock to the Civil Rights Movement and back again to his home state, where he continues to create remarkable images. His work can be gripping, stunning, and humorous. These exhibitions promise to give audiences a journey through the incredibly vast career of a photographic legend.

Photo: Wigwam Motel, Arizona, 2005

Photo: Wigwam Motel, Arizona, 2005

Three NC museums have been preparing three simultaneous retrospective exhibitions of Burk UIzzle's work. The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham have openings during this spring and summer. Each director and chief curator cooperated in selecting pictures spanning the last five decades through today to offer distinct portfolios of the work.

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