Tue, Oct 5
FAENA ROSE CONVERSATION: US Army veteran Isaac “Drift” Wright
We join our friends at Faena Rose tomorrow for a conversation with US Army veteran Isaac “Drift” Wright...
We join our friends at Faena Rose tomorrow for a conversation with US Army veteran Isaac “Drift” Wright, who says picking a camera was lifesaving for him. Wright, who retired honorably after six years in Special Operations, learned to cope with PTSD and depression through urban exploring and photographing cities from unseen perspectives. His daring artistic pursuits—which included scaling buildings, statues, and bridges— were not seen the same by all; however, and led to his unarmed arrest. Wright was subjected to four months of incarceration without bail, then with a $400,000 dollar bond after being labeled a threat to society because of his military background. After release, he was re-arrested twice, feeling like his time in uniform was used against him. “You could put me through years of therapy, give me all the meds in the world, and it would not help me the way that my art helps me,” he said.
His story appeared on the front of the New York Times in June 2021, and he’ll share his story and images with Faena Rose live for a conversation that touches on veterans, PTSD, social justice, police brutality, and more.
When: Tuesday, October 5th at 6:30 pm CST.
Where: Live Stream via Zoom
To RSVP for LIVE STREAM, click here.