Midst the lively din of the Get Out the Vote 2016 campaign one thoughtful approach captured my attention. It’s an intriguing exhibit of photos of people voting with the simple but explanatory title “The Habit of Voting: Why Vote?”
The photos of voters are taken by Rosa Maria dela Cueva and Chip Peterson, world travelers who have simply taken the time and care to photograph people in the process of exercising their right to vote.
In the words of the photographers the exhibit “reflects some of our experiences abroad and at home. This visual narrative reminds us that, although the habit of voting may not always yield the results that we hope for, by participating in the electoral process, we attest to the democratic principle of We the People.
“The Habit of Voting: Why Vote?” will be on exhibit October 21 through November 9 at Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis. (www.homewoodstudios.com/) Opening Reception for the exhibit is Friday, October 21, 6:00 -9:00 p.m. at the Studio. A Gallery Conversation will follow on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m.