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King University Senior Qyntia Parks-Lewis Hosts Senior Thesis Photography Exhibit “Social Injustice” March 18

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 14, 2017 – King University senior Qyntia Parks-Lewis will host “Social Injustice,” her senior thesis exhibition showcasing 16 pieces from photography collection. The show will take place on Saturday, March 18 from 2-4 p.m. at King’s Student Center Complex on the main campus in Bristol, Tenn. The showcase which is free and open to the public, will include a reception, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artist.

“The name of my show is ‘Social Injustice;’ it follows the Black Lives Matter movement,” says Parks-Lewis. “I decided to do protest photography. I went to several [protest] rallies, and it made me want to do more, to bring more to the cause.”

Each person highlighted in Parks-Lewis’ work shared his or her message, which was then incorporated in the photographs. “I want people to realize that we need to make a change. My main goal with this show is to make people aware of the cause,” she said.

Qyntia Parks-Lewis will graduate in Dec. 2017, with a baccalaureate degree in Digital Media Art & Design with an emphasis in Photography and minors in both Criminal Justice and Biology. Following graduation, the Maryland native hopes to utilize her skillset to work in the field of forensic photography.


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