1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality Opens January 16, 2018

Samek Gallery
January 16-March 11 

This exhibition brings together 30 renowned photographers from around the world to address the wicked problem of economic inequality. Their images shine a light onto what is often unseen–the lives of the wealthiest 1% of the world– and give visual form to this timely topic.


Related Events:

Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 25, 6pm, Main Gallery, top floor (ELC)

This semester begins with an opening reception for 1%:Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality, featuring a special performance from Billy Kelly.

Film Screening: Queen of Versailles and Bling Dynasty
Tuesday, February 20, 7pm, Campus Theater, 413 Market Street, Lewisburg

The Samek Art Museum has partnered with the Tuesday Film Series to screen the critically acclaimed film Queen of Versailles and a new short Bling Dynasty in conjunction with the exhibition. Both documentaries are by award winning director Lauren Greenfield. Queen of Versailles brings the viewer into the unfiltered life of a family from the 1%, while Bling Dynasty takes a look at the new moneyed lives of China’s 1%.


Anna Skladmann, Vavara in Here Home Cinema, Moscow, 2010 

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Gallery Locations

The Samek Gallery
3rd Floor, Elaine Langone Center
Bucknell University

The Downtown Gallery
416 Market Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837