Timothy Hyde’s newest photography exhibition at Multiple Exposures Gallery is titled Neighbors, a deceptively simple word to describe a trenchant exploration of man’s inhumanity to man. Hyde visited a litany of sites of either mass slaughter or human rights grotesqueries, many of them committed decades ago. In the United States, he visited locations of lynchings, Native American massacres, and Japanese-American internment camps. Abroad, he documented such places as Srebrenica, Treblinka, and Auschwitz. “I’ve been thinking about these issues for 25 years and always intended to explore them at some point,” Hyde says. “The current socio-political environment made me think that time is emphatically right now.” The exhibition includes just a fraction of the photographs he’s made for the project since starting it in 2016. Some locations fit the stereotype: a ruined building in Srebrenica, a vacant home site in Tulsa that experienced a racial pogrom nearly 100 years ago. But most appear peaceful, even pleasant, today with their rolling hills, fertile farmland, and tree-studded clearings. Hyde’s job is to insist that viewers look deeper. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view to July 29 at Multiple Exposures Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. (703) 838-4565. multipleexposuresgallery.com. (Louis Jacobson)
OH AND ALSO
The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen, a showcase of artist Trevor Paglen’s photography work which explores the ideas of surveillance, state secrecy, and data collection. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 8th and F Streets NW. Free.
Story District’s Mixtape, in which good stories by real people are turned into live storytelling performance art, comes to Union Stage. 7:30 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $20.
Folk-punk and pop songwriter and musician Mal Blum performs at Songbyrd Music House. 8 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $12–$14.
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