Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Rolling Exhibition comes to Kennedy Center in June

The Rolling Exhibition: "a photo documentary that narrates a story of human curiosity" by Kevin Connolly will be at the Kennedy Center Hall of States from May 29 – July 20, 2008.

Connolly has traveled the world on his skateboard, photographing the stares of others. Connolly, who was born without legs, has documented more than 32,000 photos of the stares he attracts.

“The job of any photographer, or anyone who can call themselves an artist, is to make people question what they do on reflex," he says. "To make people question a value or an idea that's so common, that people haven't really looked at it yet. And so, right now, what I'm standing for-it's that."

Connolly, who will soon graduate from Montana State University, says he has always been ambitious and independent: "My parents made the decision to not put me in a wheelchair or a hospital. They just took me home."

VSA arts, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, will present a talk by Kevin Connolly on June 2, 2008, 12-1:30 p.m., at the S. Dillon Ripley Center Discovery Theater.

For more information on The Rolling Exhibition, visit