“Photography is my language; I only speak with my eyes. The

Camera is my passionate pen, light is my infinite ink, and film

Is my heavenly paper.” Yousef Khanfar

JRB Art at The Elms Gallery will present a major photography exhibition of international award-winning photographer, author, and humanitarian, Yousef Khanfar, from March 3 to April 29, 2023. We are located at 2810 N. Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73101. The Gallery will host an artist talk at 5:00 pm on March 3, 2023.

“Journey of Light” is a mosaic of fine art images selected from Yousef’s different collections; “Landscape,” “Portraits,” “Abandoned,” “Jerusalem,” “Cultural,” “Invisible Eve,” the fifty year career of this esteemed Palestinian-American photographer who is listed as one of world’s top photographers.

From the “Portrait collection”, the exhibit features the iconic portraiture of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner, who was the first female justice to serve on US Supreme Court.

The “Landscape Collection”, which has been featured in Oprah magazine, is a celebration of the natural world where Yousef challenges us with a question, “Would you destroy this?” The “Abandoned Collection” uses images of abandoned buildings as a metaphor for abandoned souls, such as refugees, who have been exiled and souls who have been isolated from society thus eroding their own existence.

The “Jerusalem Collection”, ten years in the making, is a reflection of Yousef in search of Self and humanity through his pilgrimage to Jerusalem. The “Cultural Collection” features fine art images from India, Arabia, Istanbul, and other countries to honor the dignity of the people around the world.

As Yousef often states, “In literature, we can only read one line at a time.  In novels, we can only communicate with one character at a time. But with photography we can see one or more perspectives at a time. Eventually, at the humble axis of the arts, photography will not be praised for its technology, but for its advancement of humanity.”

All of us at JRB Art at The Elms invite you to join us in March and April to explore, learn about, and honor nature and humanity.

For more information contact Joy Reed Belt: (405) 528-6336 or visit our website: www.jrbartgallery.com. The gallery is located at 2810 N. Walker Oklahoma City, OK, 73103.


JRB Art at The Elms presents a diverse roster of emerging, established, and internationally exhibited artists who create in a wide range of media including paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass, fine crafts, functional objects, fiber art, and photographs. This 8,000 square foot award-winning gallery in Oklahoma City’s Paseo Arts District presents its exhibits in a gracious environment that fosters a dialogue between the arts and the larger community while providing quality art for the first-time buyers as well as individual, corporate, and museum collections.