Photographed from 2005 to 2011, The Rolling Exhibition is a collection of portraits and a snapshot of human curiosity. Shot while riding a longboard, the series encompasses 31 countries and over 35,000 images.
The Rolling Exhibition has appeared at the Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institute, and a number of galleries in Europe, South America, Asia and the UK. In tandem with his memoir, Double Take, Kevin’s work has garnered rave reviews from US media outlets, and been featured in a number of college curricula.
Shark attack, car accident, birth defect, war wound.
Everyone tries to create a story in their heads to explain the things that baffle them. For the reason we want to know how a magic trick works, or how a mystery novel ends, we want to know how someone different, strange, or disfigured came to be as they are. Everyone does it. It’s natural. It’s curiosity.
But before any of us can ponder or speculate – we react. We stare. Whether it is a glance or a neck-twisting ogle, we look at that which does not seem to fit in our day to day lives. It’s that one instant of unabashed curiosity – more reflex than conscious action – that makes us all human.
It is after this instant that we try to hazard a guess as to why such an anomalous person exists.
Was it disease? Was it a birth defect? Was it a landmine?
These narratives all come from the context in which we live our lives. Illness, drugs, calamity, war – all of these might become potential stories depending upon the narratives we are exposed to in connection with disability.