Courtside: Photographs by Bill Bamberger | Nasher Museum of Art | Arts | Indy Week
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Courtside: Photographs by Bill Bamberger 

When: Fri., Jan. 26, 6 p.m. 2018
Price: free

Officially, the dimensions of a basketball hoop and its surroundings have exact specifications. And yet, as this exhibit demonstrates, there is infinite variety in the look and feel of basketball hoops and courts around the world. In Courtside, Durham photographer Bill Bamberger finds beauty in these often utilitarian settings, presenting alluring images of playground courts devoid of people and imbued with a quiet dignity. Bamberger, an instructor at Duke's Center for Documentary Studies, presents these places as both settings for fun and games as well as places that nurture the bonds of community. In one striking image taken in Rwanda, the court is simply a flat dirt expanse devoid of markings, with a net-less hoop attached to a backboard of battered wood planks. You may never look at a playground the same way again. —David Klein

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