September 2, 2005

Exhibit by Political Science Professor Offers Close-Up Look at Nation-Building

"...The captivating stories Pickett tells with her photographs reveal both her professional understanding of global politics and her personal interest in the her subjects..."

ExhibitThe Samford Art gallery is currently featuring the first half of a two-part exhibit titled Photos from Life: Rwanda, Kenya, and Haiti. A Present Day Look at Nation Building 10 Years After Civil War. The photos are by Samford adjunct political science professor Lisa Pickett, who travels to war-torn countries to document life there. In the next six months alone, Pickett expects to travel to Haiti, Iraq, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Uganda.

The captivating stories Pickett tells through her images reveal both her professional understanding of global politics and her personal interest in the individuals--orphaned by genocide, persecuted for religious belief, displaced by disaster--who are her most compelling subjects.

Don't miss this eye-opening exhibit, which runs through the end of September. The Samford Art Gallery, in the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center, will host the second part of this exhibit in February 2006.

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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