India Photo Exhibit Opens at Remick Heritage Center
The photo exhibit "India: the Land and The People" by Photographer Beatrice Lamb is displayed in the Alma College Remick Heritage Center Jan. 31 to February 18. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The exhibit, co-sponsored by the Alma College International Education Office and the Co-curricular Affairs Committee, is on loan from the Gandhi Memorial Center in Washington, D.C.
This unique collection provides a broad introduction to Indian life, landscape and architecture by an accomplished photographer who devoted her life to the study of India. Lamb first visited India in 1949 on an assignment for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Since that time, she returned often to observe and study every aspect of Indian life and architecture.
She is the author of India, a World in Transition, a widely praised introduction to Indian history, religions, social structure, language problems, and economic and political trends. Also well regarded are her Nehrus of India and A Young People's India, both illustrated by her photos in black and white.
Beginning with her first exhibition of photographs, she received acclaim for the quality and sensitivity of her work. Although her numerous slide lectures have always been popular and well attended, it was not until 1982 that she began enlarging her photos to exhibit. Since May 1988, her pictures have been widely shown in college and city galleries. Her photographs were part of the nation-wide "Festival of India" celebrations in 1985.
Lamb graduated from Bryn Mawr and received an M.A. degree from Columbia University focusing on India studies. She also trained in New York's Clarence White School of Photography.
During the exhibit, donations to the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Effort underway in India and the region will be accepted.
Posted: Fri, January 28th, 2005 at 1:31PM