The Nasher Museum, starting January 26, 2019, has been presenting Courtside: Photographs by Bill Bamberger, an exhibition of vibrant color photographs that capture a variety of basketball hoops around the world. From North Carolina to Rwanda, the hoops indicate places both where basketball is played and where communities and relationships are built. The artist, Bill Bamberger, is a Durham resident and instructor at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, and the program director for DukeEngage in Rwanda in summers 2017 and 2018.
The Nasher exhibition is the first time Bamberger’s “Courtside” work has been shown as a complete body. Slated for next spring, Bamberger will present a larger installation of his “Courtside” project at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Bamberger said he plans to continue to photograph domestically and abroad. In particular, he is excited to return to Rwanda with his second cohort of DukeEngage students, where students assist with and document the efforts of four nonprofit organizations that are working for the betterment of the Rwandese people in areas of public health, education, land reform, women’s rights, and the well being of children.
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