Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-02-28

Photos by Birmingham artist Dr. Lisa Pickett Saye will be on display in an exhibit, "From Africa to New Orleans," in the Samford University Art Gallery March 5-29. The public is invited free of charge.

The 30-piece collection includes black and white and color photos from East Africa (Somalia, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda), West Africa (Gambia and Senegal), Haiti and New Orleans, La. A five-minute video documentary with images from the locations will run continuously.

According to Dr. Saye, a former adjunct political science professor at Samford, the exhibit "points to the great and obvious developmental and cultural similarities of these regions taken collectively."

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.