Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography will exhibit "Bridging
People/Bridging Cultures"; photographs by Kevin Bubriski, July 6
through September 24, 2006. An Exhibit Opening/Artist's Reception
with live music and hors d'oeuvres will be held on Saturday, July
8, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Mr. Bubriski will be present to greet
visitors and sign books.
Kevin Bubriski's documentary photographic projects have taken him
to numerous remote and historic locations worldwide; Nepal, Peru,
Syria, Turkey, India, Mali, China, Ireland and Italy, among them.
Closer to home, he's also completed significant bodies of work in
small-town Vermont and, on the streets of New York City.
His large and medium format images most often focus on people and
the cultural significance of landscape, structures and events. He
executes his camera work in a quiet and objective way, so that, not
only do we see moments of life as it is 'here and now' but, we also
derive a keen sense of history and the emotional vibrancy of the
lives and places pictured.
Kevin has been the recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, National
Endowment for the Arts and Asian Cultural Council Fellowships, an
Opportunity Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and several other
Grants and Fellowships.
He has been honored with over fifty one-person and forty group
exhibitions, at museums and galleries in the U.S., Nepal, Taiwan,
Canada, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden and England. His work is
included in the photographic collections of Boston Museum of Fine
Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Smithsonian American Art
Museum, Museum of Modern Art (NY), Yale University Art Gallery,
Microsoft Art Collection and numerous other museum, corporate and
Mr. Bubriski says about this exhibition; "Transition and impermanence
are part of our personal lives and the world around us. My hope
through my photographs is to raise curiosity about the complexity
and diversity of our world. I firmly believe in the power of
documentary photography to create bridges of understanding between
people and places."
A public, illustrated Artist's Talk will be given by Kevin on
Saturday evening, July 8, at 7:00 pm, in the lecture hall at Hallmark
Institute of Photography, Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls. The
presentation will be followed by refreshments and book signing. No
reservations are required and, there is no charge for the event.
Three books of his photographic work have been published: Portrait
of Nepal (Chronicle Books, San Francisco - 1993); Power Places of
Kathmandu (Inner Traditions International, VT & Thames & Hudson,
London - 1995); Pilgrimage: Looking at Ground Zero (powerHouse Books
- 2002). Text contributions have been made by Arthur Ollman, Keith
Dowman and Richard B. Woodward.
Kevin Bubriski resides in southern Vermont and has held teaching
positions at Williams College, Bennington College and Harvard
University, among other schools and workshops. He received his BA
from Bowdoin College and his MFA from Bennington College.
Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography is located at 85 Avenue
A, downtown Turners Falls, Massachusetts. Exhibition hours are:
Thursday thru Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Admission is free and, free
parking is available in Shea Theatre designated areas.