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Camera Work is pleased to present the ‘Rosa Parks’ House’ project by Ryan Mendoza, accompanied by a joint exhibition of photographs by Ryan Mendoza and Steve Schapiro, showing from 8 April 2017.

‘The Rosa Parks’ House’ is an art project by Ryan Mendoza. In 2016, the Berlin-based American artist had the former home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks shipped from Detroit to Germany and re-built in the courtyard of his studio in Berlin.

Rosa Parks (1913–2005) is among the most famous American Civil Rights activists. Her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a public bus in December 1955 counts as a deeply significant moment in the movement’s history.

From 1957 to 1959, Rosa Parks lived in a two-storey house in Detroit. Having gone through a series of different owners, it was eventually bought back by Rosa Parks’ niece, Rhea McCauley, who subsequently contacted the artist. The project is complemented by a joint exhibition of photographs by Ryan Mendoza and Steve Schapiro.

For further information visit: CWC Gallery, Ryan Mendoza, Steve Schapiro and White House Documentary

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