The Light Factory welcomes the Democratic National Convention.
The Light Factory is a museum of photography and film providing innovative programming through exhibition and education. The Light Factory’s Fall exhibits and programs have been curated with a focus on the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) and the presidential election. The Light Factory is located at 345 N. College Street in Center City Charlotte.
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The Light Factory has two galleries on the first floor of Spirit Square. Please note that these exhibitions will be open unless the gallery is being used for a DNC-related event or press conference. For up-to-date availability, visit our Twitter handle or our Facebook page.
Out In the Streets
Now on exhibition through January 21, 2013 in the Knight Gallery
The DNC in Chicago 1968 was a flash point in a decade of great change. Protesters from many walks of life came to the Chicago gathering to express their discontent with the Vietnam war, to push for civil rights, and to promote change in our system. They were met with tear gas and police who advanced through the demonstrators and in many cases used physical force to disburse crowds.
Out in the Streets features many of the dramatic images captured by some of the nation’s top photographers who were caught in the crossfire. For more information on this exhibition, click here.
We are Charlotte
Now on exhibition through October 14, 2012 in the Middleton McMillan Gallery
The Light Factory challenged students from Northwest School of the Arts, Myers Park, West Charlotte and Rocky River High Schools to use photography to communicate their own opinions of the American political process and who “we” are. Raw, honest and emotional, these students collaborated to express themselves using the power of image. For more information on this exhibition, click here.
All are invited to the Impact Film Festival 2012, which features films geared towards lawmakers, candidates and delegates at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Each film will have a panel discussion featuring members of the filmmaking community alongside policy makers and other issue experts during the convention. Both Jeff Bridges (Hunger Hits Home) and Mo Rocca (Electoral Dysfunction) will be among the filmmakers and cast.
The Impact Film Festival launched at the 2008 Conventions and was called one of the most successful innovations by the Los Angeles Times for its ability to connect the artistry and urgency reflected in the films with leaders and citizens. Their tagline is "Where Films Cross the Aisle."
During the DNC, these films will screen at the Mez & EpiCentre Theaters located at 210 E. Trade Street, September 3-6. Screenings are free. For more information on screening times and ticketing, visit www.impactfilmfestival.org.
For the next film events happening at The Light Factory, click here to visit the film section of our website.
The Light Factory offers classes for adults as well as students and youth in all aspects of photography and filmmaking. We WILL NOT have classes the week of the DNC, September 3-7. To see our class listing, click here and harness the power of image when classes resume on September 8th.
One other thing...
Due to limited parking and heightened security, The Light Factory staff will be working remotely Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Thursday, Sept. 6. Should you need to reach someone at The Light Factory, click here to view our staff listing and send us an email. We'll get back in touch with you as soon as we can.