Renée C. Byer—Living on a Dollar a Day

In the Main Gallery, February 11 – March 7, 2015

Renée C. Byer’s exhibit, Living on a Dollar a Day, depicts the heroic struggles of people in ten countries worldwide who live in extreme poverty. The title for the exhibit is inspired by Renée’s recently release book: Living on a Dollar a Day, The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor.

Byer’s explains in her book that one person in every six lives on less than $1 a day. A startling statistic and the impetus for the book and the compelling photography. The text of Living on a Dollar a Day by Thomas Nazario balances extensive research on the plight of the world’s poor with Byers’ poignant images bringing the stories to life. Byers’ photographs, many of which will be displayed in the Viewpoint exhibit, create an unforgettable impact showing day-to-day details of courage, love and survival. The images themselves are brilliant and quite startling in bold living color.

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Jonathan Mumby—Flowing Fantasies

In the Step Up Gallery, February 11 – March 7, 2015

In February, the Step Up Gallery at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center presents an exhibit by member photographer, Jonathan Mumby. The black and white exhibition is entitled Flowing Fantasies and it captures the intense force and beauty of water in nature.

The Flowing Fantasies photographs were made over a period of several years, but the subjects required ages to form.  “Finding these subjects under the right conditions is what makes photography rewarding and exciting for me,” says Mumby.  “Flash floods move boulders and logs to redecorate canyons.  Thunderstorms cause waterfalls to appear one day only to vanish within hours.  I return to the same locations again and again to experience these changes.”

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