Equality Forum's 2013 Art Exhibit Curated by Photo Faculty Member/Alum

Jordan Rockford BFA '00 (Photography) is curator of 14th annual exhibit featuring the work of Cambodian artist Vuth Lyno

"The Salt Seeker," 2013, Digital C-Print.

March 22, 2013

Jordan Rockford BFA '00 (Photography), a lecturer and academic advisor in the University's Photography department, is the curator of the Equality Forum's 14th Annual LGBT Art Exhibit. Co-sponsored by the William Way LGBT Community Center and Miller Rothlein, the 2013 exhibit features the work of Cambodian artist and curator Vuth Lyno and will be on display April 8 through May 5 at the William Way Center (1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia).

Vuth will present a free and open-to-the public lecture on his work on Thursday, May 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the University of the Arts (Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad St., Room 1504). A reception will be held at the William Way Center on Thursday, May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

"Smoh Pit," 2011, Digital C-Print, 60 x 90 cm.

Entitled "Thoamada" after a Khmer expression meaning "the usual," this is the first U.S. exhibit for Vuth and includes work from two photographic series exploring LGBT identity and community in Cambodia.

Vuth is a founding member of the art collective Stiev Selapak (Art Rebels) and the director of the dynamic community-focused art centre Sa Sa Art Projects. He will serve as curatorial assistant for the Season of Cambodia festival's Visual Art: In Residence program, which takes place this April and May in New York City. In the fall, Vuth will take up a Fulbright Fellowship in the U.S.

Rockford also curated last year's LGBT Art Exhibit as part of the Equality Forum's annual LGBT civil rights summit. This year's global gathering takes place May 2 – 5 in Philadelphia.

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