Photography Exhibits at UNH Manchester

Photography Exhibits at UNH Manchester

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

UNH Manchester is featuring two photography exhibits this spring. The exhibits include “Gypsies without Borders” by photographer Ellie Ivanova of Dallas, Texas, and “Celebrating Cultural Diversity,” a photo project by Becky Field of Concord.  

The exhibits are free and open to the public. Visit www.manchester.unh.edu for directions and parking information. Call 603-641-4101 for building hours.  

“Gypsies without Borders” by Ivanova is on display in the second floor gallery through April 19, 2013. Ivanova began this project in the summer of 2010, with the mass deportations of Bulgarian and Romanian Roma living in France to their countries of origin. The project explores how Roma people in several Bulgarian cities have carved protective spaces and how they negotiate the constrictions of modern society while living on its margins and creatively adopting its paraphernalia. 

Ivanova is a fine art and documentary photographer originally from Bulgaria and is currently based in Dallas. With a background in literary research, her photographic interest is the human experience. For more information, visit www.ellieivanovaphotography.com

“Celebrating Cultural Diversity” by photographer Field is on display in the UNH Manchester Library through May 19, 2013. This exhibit of 35 photographs is part of a larger project that illustrates diversity, as well as commonalities, of daily life among families of foreign-born residents in New Hampshire.  

The photographs show both the differences that refugees and immigrants bring from various countries, cultures and belief traditions, as well as the unifying activities that all people strive for – supporting their families, assuring their children’s future, and living a life of health, hope and happiness. The intent of the project is to document the vitality, strength and diversity that New Americans add to our communities. 

Field studies photography at the NH Institute of Art and works full time on her business, FieldWork Photos. She was a wildlife research ecologist with the U.S. Department of Interior for 20 years and on the faculty at area colleges and universities. She lives in Concord. For more information about her photography project, email FieldWorkPhotos@gmail.com.