Current DisplayLedyard Gallery:
Untitled by Mort Wise
Nepal: A Photo Exhibit and Fundraiser by Mort Wise
Saturday, August 1 through Wednesday, September 30
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 2 from 2-4p.m.
A portion of the sale from each photograph will go towards a Nepal earthquake relief charity. More details can be found in the Ledyard Gallery.
The photographer writes: Headlines in the New York Times, minute by minute coverage by CNN, and the all-day spin by the social media rivet our attention to the unfolding story being reported. And then keep it until the next headline grabber refocuses our interest. "Nepal? Earthquake? Yes, wasn't that last winter or spring?" We live in a newsy world where our senses are constantly being bombarded and our attention is quickly diverted to the next 'big' story. Here we are - less than 3 months after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck an area of Nepal near its capital, Katmandu. This was the worse earthquake to hit Nepal in the last 80 years, killing over 8,000 people and effecting 8 million people. Today it would be difficult to find comments in the media about the current conditions of the Nepalese. The story of April's tragedy has been replaced by today's newsworthy events.
I had actually planned to exhibit my pictures taken in Cambodia. Instead it felt right to postpone that to do a photo exhibit on Nepal and to remind ourselves that while the story of off the 'front pages,' many victims of April's earthquake are still without.....but not without hope.
Display Cases in August:
Cafe Area Case: 80's at the Howe: a display of 80's items and artifacts.
Teen Area Case: 80's at the Howe: a display of 80's items and artifacts.
Ledyard Gallery in October: Portraits by David Westby.