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Artist Talk/Interview: Safidy Andrian @ Fouts Center for Visual Art, Whitman College

  • 02 Oct 2018
  • 4:00 PM
  • Fouts Center for the Visual Arts, Room 201. Whitman College


Malagasy photographer Safidy Andrian will be arriving in Walla Walla this Sunday and will be in town until Oct 3rd.

In the Requiem for a Rainforest: CPALI and Friends exhibit, in Sheehan's Middle alcove gallery, is a collection of striking black and white photo montages created by Andrian. 

Andrian, a member of Madagascar’s Merina tribe of the central highlands, is a self-taught humanitarian photographer whose socially-based images have been featured in numerous publications including those of the National Geographic Society. 

Within his micro exhibit, Andrian has maniupulated and combined his documentary style photos resulting in a poetic visual introduction to some of the individuals whose lives are being changed by CPALI’s 

(Conservation through Poverty Alleviation, International) programs. 

Andrian found himself unexpectedly in the US this month and when guest curator Cay Craig learned of this, she and her husband, Robert Weber, offered to fly him out to see the show. His display in the Sheehan is the first formal exhibition of his work, so he's very excited to have the opportunity to come see it.

I hope you can come see Andrian's work in the Gallery as well and perhaps join usfor his artist talk/interview on Tuesday, Oct 2nd in FCVA 201 to support this talented emerging artist.


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