Zeitgeist Gallery / 516 Hagan St. , #100 October 3, 2020 - November 21, 2020

Jeremiah Ariaz

Zeitgeist is pleased to present We Hold These Truths, a new group of photographs from Jeremiah Ariaz that speaks to these times.


We Hold These Truths is a selection of photographs made across the U.S. during the Trump presidency. Drawn from the Declaration of Independence, the title implicates “We” the viewer as an active participant, acknowledging the collective responsibility shared in our democracy. The photographs reveal the anxiety felt across the nation and speak to this historic moment, as tensions run increasingly high in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.

Jeremiah Ariaz, October 2020

JEREMIAH ARIAZ was raised in Kansas and is now a Professor of Art at Louisiana State University. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His artworks explore the West as both a physical space and a terrain for the imagination. For his project, Louisiana Trail Riders he was the recipient of a 2018 ATLAS grant, the Michael P. Smith Award for Documentary Photography from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the Southern Arts Finalist Prize from South Arts, as well as being named the 2018 Louisiana State Fellow. The photographs have been exhibited nationally. A monograph of the work is available from UL Press (2018).


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