River Life: Recent Work by David Eberhardt
January 15 - April 24, 2016
An ambitious Minnesota-based documentary photographer and filmmaker, David Eberhardt has a wanderlust culminating in masterfully composed photographs and professional documentaries. His work often explores the stories of people living outside of our mainstream periphery, like his award winning film, Long Gone, which explored modern-day train hoppers. Long Gone was created in collaboration with Jack Cahill, has an original score created by Tom Waits, and received much acclaim.
Along with his work on Long Gone, an effort that took seven years, Eberhardt has also documented his journeys sailing down the Mississippi River and the Mekong River in Asia, which will be featured in his exhibition at MMAM. Featured are black-and-white photographs and video excerpts from his upcoming film Stay Afloat relating his experience traveling the Mississippi River with a group of “boat punks,” as well as images from his travels in Asia. Eberhardt’s exhibition launches a 2+ year Mississippi River Series at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, which considers the multiplicity of artistic expressions with inspiration from the River.
This activity is funded by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council through the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.