“Shadow Worlds: The Child in Photojournalism” at The Art Gallery at Rivier University through Feb. 18

Photo: © Tony Corocher | www.tonycorocher.com - All Rights Reserved 

Through the works of both highly acclaimed and lesser known photojournalists, this exhibition examines complex human situations through images of children. Exposing societal realities that some might prefer to ignore, the display of contemporary printed photos, and historic and modern-day image slideshows offer thoughtful reflection on the need to honor human dignity.

“Children are not frequently the sole subject of photojournalistic endeavors,” says Rivier Art Gallery Director Sr. Theresa Couture, “. . . this may be explained by the fact that it is not children who most definitely create the human situation; rather, they are the recipients of a long history of decisions and circumstances . . . for the first few years, and at many levels, they live in shadow worlds.”

The exhibition provides an international social survey of photojournalism’s interest in the lives of the world’s children. It focuses on children as members of a global society in which their needs are sometimes nobly met, yet are sometimes neither met nor understood. Works explore children’s physiological well-being, their safety, their sense of being loved and appreciated, their freedom to hope for a fulfilling future, and their inner disposition to participate in something larger than themselves.

The exhibition's second showing is open from January 17 to February 18, 2017; it is free and open to the public. The Art Gallery is located in on the second floor of Memorial Hall on the Rivier University campus at 420 South Main Street in Nashua. Regular open hours are listed below.The Art Gallery is accessible by elevator and six low steps.


Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   

Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.    Friday by appointment for groups   

The exhibition was curated and designed by Sr. Theresa Couture, Director of The Art Gallery with assistance from Sr. Marie Couture, art historian at Rivier University.

Patrons can call (603) 897-8280 or email artgallery@rivier.edu for additional information, or visit the Gallery’s website at www.rivier.edu/artgallery.