wilmington ten

Imaging Justice: The Wilmington 10 Story

February 6 – March 14, 2014

Imaging Justice: The Wilmington 10 Story is a visual art exhibition that will feature selected works submitted by students and community members that depict the stories of the Wilmington 10 and their long journey from wrongful convictions in 1971 to their pardon by the Governor of North Carolina in 2012.

The exhibition will be on view at the Warwick Center Lobby Gallery on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus from February 6 through March 14, 2014. An opening reception will be held Thursday, February 6 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Imaging Justice: The Wilmington 10 Story is sponsored by the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Upperman African American Cultural Center and the Department of Art and Art History.

Exhibit Curators

Courtney Johnson, Assistant Professor, UNCW Art and Art History

M.F.A. University of Miami

B.F.A., with Honors, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Courtney Johnson specializes in photographic alternative processes and is one of the leading scholars on the photographic cliché-verre technique. Johnson's work has been featured in 11 solo exhibitions in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Richmond, Wilmington, Norwalk, and Bogotá, as well as over 30 group exhibitions in the last three years. Her work is included in numerous permanent collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; University of Central Florida; Tuanku Fauziah Museum and Gallery, USM, Penang, Malaysia; Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale; Lowe Art Museum; Presidential Penthouse, New York University; Girls’ Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale; Barclays Capital, New York; and FOTOMUSEO, The National Museum of Photography in Bogotá, Colombia where Johnson’s work was featured in the 4th International Biennale of Photography: FOTOGRÁFICA BOGOTÁ 2011.

Brandon Barfield, UNCW Senior, Studio Art Major

Brandon Barfield is a Senior at UNC-Wilmington and a Studio Art major. He is the President of The Mu Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incoporated. Brandon enjoys coordinating programs that assist in the aims and purposes of UNCW and the betterment of individuals." Brandon was the A. Zachary Smith III intern during the summer at The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. He was involved in the Learning and Engagement Department, where he coordinated activities pertaining to the Mint's collection and applied them to the goals of the summer camps."


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