Eleanor Briggs-The Traveling Camera

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Eleanor Briggs-The Traveling Camera

Time: May 6, 2011 at 5:30pm to May 29, 2011 at 5pm
Location: Vermont Center for Photography
Street: 49 Flat Street
City/Town: Brattleboro
Website or Map: http://www.vcphoto.org
Phone: 802-251-6051
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Vermont Center for Photography
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2011

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The Vermont Center for Photography will present a new exhibition of photographs by Hancock, NH photographer, Eleanor Briggs titled, “The Traveling Camera” in May 2011. The exhibit highlights color photographs taken during Briggs’s travels to Southeast Asia and India. 

Since 1989, award-winning photographer Briggs has worked extensively in Southeast Asia and India photographing people, nature, and birds.  She has been a field researcher for the International Crane Foundation and a board member of the Wildlife Conservation Society.  She has traveled and/or lived in Burma, Laos, Bhutan, Nepal, and Cambodia, India, and Bolivia. 

Briggs’s work has been shown in museums and galleries in New England and nationwide in the past three decades.  In addition, her photographs have appeared in national magazines and books (The Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans and Tonle Sap: The Heart of Cambodia’s Natural Heritage).  Her work is on display in the American Embassies in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Lima, Peru.  She was awarded the Sahametrei Medal by the Government of Cambodia for her conservation efforts and book, Tonle Sap: The Heart of Cambodia’s Natural Heritage in 2007. 

An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 from 5:30-8:30pm during Gallery Walk. There will be an artist talk in conjunction with the exhibition on Sunday, May 22 at 4pm.  The exhibit will be on view through Sunday, May 29. 

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