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Members Mornings-Cuba: Observations of a Photographer

Date(s) - 05/14/2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Monmouth Museum

Life-long Learning Series

Artist Talk 
Nancy J. Ori will present Cuba: Observations of a Photographer
Monday, May 14th,
Free for Museum members and 2 guests
Call for more information: 732-224-1992.

Nancy J. Ori, a student of Ansel Adams, and one of the photographers in the exhibition, stated that “Art gives us a history and our history gives us art” Her photographs are images of the people in Cuba, who symbolize the life and spirit there. They represent a microcosm of hope and fear. The old, as well as the young, are united by a look of life experience.

“Since 1970, I have traveled throughout the world working on various teaching, photographic, and video projects which has given me the opportunity to explore many poplar and cherished places with my cameras. These years of labor have taken me again and again to the American West, Europe and most recently to Cuba. The presentation will share images, stories and travel tips from my many trips to Cuba with a discussion about my photography, what I  chose to capture and how, the locations I found to be the best, and why as a photographer I kept going back. As a collection, the images paint a portrait of vulnerability and endurance by a group of people. There is a beauty that reveals itself through these kinds of observations by the photographer. I had some amazing photographic opportunities while getting to know the locations and even some of the people quite well. Then inspired me to create this portfolio of images that are quite different from my usual landscape, architecture, and travel photographes.” – Nancy J. Ori