Belarus: A Female Perspective
On exhibit at Central Library, August -September 2014
This exhibit is intended to provide a photographic glimpse into the talents, achievements, beauty, and grace of the female population of Belarus.
The photographs span several generations of females and reflect a wide range of backgrounds and interests. The individuals featured include a factory worker, World War II veteran, television journalist, museum guide, bride, store clerk, opera singer, folk singers, and library directors.
All of these photographs were taken while I served as Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Minsk, Belarus. During that period, I traveled to many areas in Belarus where I came in contact with people from many walks of life. I was delighted by the cooperation I received from Belarusians when I asked for permission to photograph them. No one ever said “no.” Even total strangers said “yes.”
I am a photography hobbyist, and people pictures are my passion. I especially enjoy taking photographs of profiles and have included profiles in this exhibit. I believe that the photograph of a profile can reflect a lot about a person — sometimes even more than a photograph showing the front view of the face. Pride. Joy. Intellect. Respect. Enthusiasm. Serenity. Determination. Shyness. Strength. These are among the feelings and traits reflected in the photographs in this exhibit.
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