September 10, 2009

Fashion District Gallery 8 Juried Art Show

Gallery 8 is a “pop-up” gallery showing a selection of artwork from artists who live or work in the Fashion District area of NYC. I was honored to have two photographs selected. On exhibit are the haunting Burkha Store Herat, Afghanistan 2005 and the colorful Candy Vendor Damascus, Syria 2005. During the opening reception several people came up to me to discuss the images and tell me of their travels to the region. It was especially meaningful to meet a wonderful woman who as a young girl traveled to Damascus in the 40's and remembered a moment walking through the ancient Souq al-Hamidiyeh a similar cart full of colorful candies.

Candy Vendor         Damascus, Syria

Mt. Ararat

Marla Mossman

My photo
One woman traveling alone, in search of her religious and cultural heritage.