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CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: "Inside India"

Event Type
Informational
Topic
brown bag
Sponsor
Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Location
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Date
Nov 6, 2012   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Larry Kanfer, Photographic Artist, Larry Kanfer Photography
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Angela Williams
E-Mail
csames@illinois.edu
Phone
244-7331
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Photographic artist Larry Kanfer, a University of Illinois alumnus in  

Architecture, has made his passion his career for the past thirty-five  

years. Widely recognized for his Prairiescapes, he strives to show the  

connection between people and their environment. Larry calls the  

'Inside India' collection his 'dream-of-a-lifetime photographic  

journey', an adventure that allowed him to explore this relationship  

between people and their surroundings in a completely foreign place.  

During the presentation, Larry will describe how he saw life in India,  

and how he tried to compose photographs that communicated his  

experiences in two-dimensions.

'Inside India' shows daily life in India:  its scenery, its food, and  

its people.  Bright colors and spectacular textures fill these  

photographs. Spirituality, a theme 'in many of these images, provides  

constant hope for many impoverished Indians.  From the vibrant pinks  

and blues of women's saris to the dusty reds of the ground they walk  

on, the colors evoke the welcoming liveliness of the culture.

The show of artwork is currently on exhibit at the Alice Campbell  

Alumni Center, through December 20, 2012.

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