The Roof of the World
On Exhibit at the Cherrydale Branch Library, Jan. 7 – April 6, 2015
Kenneth Chadwick’s Artist Statement
Nepal is a special place. It is a place where the graciousness and spirituality of the people is humbling and the sheer majesty of the Himalayas is overwhelming. For me, being in the Himalayas brings perspective. It is a peaceful reminder that perhaps my first-‐world problems really aren’t problems. Plus above 16,000 feet, you see lots of rainbows. It is one of the few benefits of the lack of oxygen. The photographs in this show were taken in the Annapurna and Everest regions of Nepal in 2007 and 2010.
The prints in this exhibit are available for purchase and all proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project with 20-‐percent going to the Arlington County Friends of the Library. If there is another charity you would like to support, ask. It is all about helping others.
I can usually be found at a local Arlington coffee shop working on some recent photos or recovering from my most recent wildlife-‐inflicted injury. Thus far I have been bitten by a goat, trampled by a bull, and punched by a kangaroo. Any life lessons from all of this you might ask? Yes. Animals are ALWAYS faster than you are and kangaroos have a mean uppercut. It is in the biomechanics. What does all of this have to do about Nepal? I have yet to be assaulted by a Yeti, so relatively speaking, it is a safe country for me to visit.
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