TULSA – Tulsa’s largest stand-alone soup kitchen and grocery pantry hosts a photography exhibit to bring awareness to the plight of Tulsa’s hungry and homeless.
Iron Gate’s 7th Annual Faces of Iron Gate show will take place on July 12th at Adam Murphy’s Studio 75 in the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood.
Iron Gate serves 210,000 meals a year. And behind every plate, there’s a story. Iron Gate recruited local photographer Adam Murphy to try to capture those stories through portraits. His lens captured the many faces of Iron Gate guests and the many faces they show the world, from sheer joy to pure stoicism.
Murphy visited Iron Gate regularly over ten months to complete the project.
“I honestly did not know too much about Iron Gate and the mission of feeding the hungry of Tulsa,” Adam Murphy said.
“However, after learning more about Iron Gates mission and the mindset of how they approached those they welcome through the gate, I was hooked. Also the carte blanche approach was very appealing! The trust I was given to portray those Iron Gate guests was not lost on me or the serious nature of a deeply personal experience it would provide with each subject I spent time with.”
Eighteen Iron Gate guests sat for portraits with Murphy. He picked some of his favorites and custom-printed them at his studio. He will feature the 40x60 portraits printed on 65x44 fine art rag paper from Germany. The portraits will be displayed at Murphy’s Studio 75 on Thursday, July 12th as part of Kendall-Whittier After 5. The portraits are for sale with proceeds going to benefit Iron Gate’s soup kitchen and grocery pantry.
Iron Gate’s 7th Annual Faces of Iron Gate show is part of the organization’s 40th Birthday celebration. Iron Gate is celebrating with several events during July and August, including dine out for Iron Gate, where participating restaurants are donating a percentage of their profits to the organization, a Kendra Scott jewelry party, and Dinner for a Cause hosted by Flemings. More information is available at http://www.irongatetulsa.org/celebrate-iron-gate/.
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