FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2011
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
Brandon Photographer Opens New Exhibition at Feick Fine Arts Center at Green Mountain College
POULTNEY, VT—“India: Ten Years of Color and Light,” an exhibition by Brandon photographer Caleb Kenna, kicks off the new season at Green Mountain College's Feick Fine Arts Center. The exhibition runs from September 5-30th and a public reception for the artist will be held at the Feick on Friday, September 9 from 5-7 p.m.
Kenna grew up in Vermont and has worked as a freelance photographer traveling the back roads of Vermont for more than ten years. He has traveled in India, Thailand, Afghanistan, Morocco and Zimbabwe and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, National Geographic Traveler, Wall Street Journal, Outside, Men’s Journal, Smithsonian, Vermont Life, and many other publications.
“I first traveled to India in 2001,” Kenna says of the exhibit’s inspiration. “My brother and his wife, with their two young daughters, were living in Pakistan working for the US Foreign Service so I had a base for visiting the region in Peshawar. As India has experienced a frenetic pace of economic growth and development over the last decade, I have photographed some of its symbols, from shopping malls to skyscrapers to SUVS. But beneath these outward signs of modernity and change there is a timeless Indian spirit of grace, beauty and calm reflection.”
Local culture has also inspired Kenna’s work. He is the co-creator with Chris Urban of the Golden Cage-Mexican Migrant Workers and Vermont Dairy Farmers, a touring multimedia exhibition: http://goldencageproject.org/index.htm
Kenna received his BA in English literature from San Francisco State University. Along with his extensive freelance work, he has served as staff photographer for newspapers in New Mexico, the Virgin Islands, and Vermont.
Feick hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment. The Feick is free and open to the public.