The Monday Morning Memo
The Voice of the Fine Arts & Communication Division at Foothill College

"Half the lies they tell about me aren't true"
...Yogi Berra

Monday, June 23, 2014, Volume XVII, Number 37

Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China: Photographs of Land and Culture Exhibit

KCI Gallery, Krause Center for Innovation, Building 4000, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos, CA

Exhibition dates: June 23 to September 26, 2014
Reception: June 23 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China explores the view of 16 photographers who spent two weeks in rural China on two photography trips led by Kate Jordahl, Professor of Photography at Foothill College, Geir Jordahl, Director at PhotoCentral, Hayward, CA and Oliver Klink, former Foothill photo student and professional photographer at IncredibleTravelPhotos.
The two regions photographed were chosen for their unique landscape and their preservation of ancient culture and tradition. Even though China is going through rapid changes and building mega cities, there are still pockets of undiscovered beauty seldom visited by Westerners. Both regions feature UNESCO World Heritage sites, places recognized for their international historical and cultural importance.

In each regions, the 16 photographers experienced traditional events - such as a Miao minority culture wedding and other rural agricultural customs. During their visit, they met local residents, students and photographers. They observed young Chinese artists learning their craft, families going through their daily routines and the synergy between the elderly and the young generation. The photographs reflect moments and spaces the photographers believe are vital to Chinese life and the traditions that are both emerging and vanishing.

Participants in this exhibition, which include both Foothill College photography students and local photographers, are Marti Cagwin, George Cagwin, Susan Carnahan, Sanford Carnahan, Mary des Jardins, Francine Freeman, Kate Jordahl, Geir Jordahl, Wendy Hannum, Jacque Kae, Oliver Klink, Larry Miyamura, Susan Quinn, Jim Smith, Tim Wilson, and Rachel Wooster

For more information on the exhibit view the exhibit website at
or email Kate Jordahl at

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