Every Day is Babylon
Tue 10/17: 7:00p
Join us for an evening with photographer and cultural anthropologist Matthew Phipps for the release of his new book “Every Day is Babylon.” The event will include a conversation with Matthew and short films showcasing his work.
Copies of the book will also be on sale. 10 years in the making, “Every Day Is Babylon” takes us on a journey through 16 countries on 5 continents. Our ever changing world is full of complex situations and emotions. Tremendous joy and incredible suffering surrounds us. As I walk through the world’s streets, I constantly watch and wait for moments that express the happiness or the complexity of one's existence... the smile on a face, a gesture of the hand, the slight movements that express elation or tribulation in life. Each day is someone’s best day, but also the worst of another. We go back and forth on the waves of time, experiencing joy, sadness, happiness, strength and weakness, the definition of the human experience. This extreme contrast shapes this body of work.