Huangshan & Zhangjiajie, China
Photographs of Land & Culture

Foothill College's Krause Center of Innovation
     6/23/2014 - 9/26/2014

This summer has flown by, in two weeks is the closing reception / artist talk of my China show. This event is a bit different then others in the past, we have a catalog for sale for $25 to celebrate our wonderful journey to such a breath talking place. Please join us Friday September 26 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm for a closer look at China.

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
Closing Reception & Artist Talk: September 26 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China: Photographs of Land and Culture is an exhibit featuring a cross-section of documentary and fine art photography of the land and people of Mainland China. This photo exhibit is closing September 26, 2014 with a public closing reception and gallery talk from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm. There will be show catalogs for sale at the event and all are welcome.

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, 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.

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

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The catalog for the show looks amazing, and I could not be happier with how it turned out. It is 57 pages, soft bound, and designed by Kate Jordahl and Oliver Klink. Photographs by all 16 artist are in the catalog and it tells the story of the show as well as our trips to China in 2012 and 2014. It will be for sale at the closing reception for $25 on Friday September 26th from 1:00 – 3:00pm. Several of the artists will be at the reception to sign the catalog. If you can’t attend the reception it is also available online for $25 plus shipping and handling.

My trip to China and current show was published in the Santa Cruz Mountain Bulletin in their July-August 2014 edition. I am quickly becoming a regular journalist for this paper and it was an honor to be asked to write this particular article about my trip to China.

This show includes two of my images titled "Natural Bridge Trail Lockets" and "Tianmen Mountain Worker & Pony" taken in Zhangjiajie, China. The third image in this album is a panorama to give you an idea of the landscape of Zhangjiajie, China. It was an amazing trip to China that I was able to take earlier this year. 8 completely photography filled days in China and 3 ½ days of travel. I am looking forward to finally being able to share some of these photos with the public. Below are the details about the upcoming show and closing reception, hope to see many of you there!