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February 23 to July 30, 2017
Foothill College and the Photography Department present Messengers of Peace: Photographs by Ron Herman. This exhibit showcases images from Senegal, a country where the Muslim majority peacefully coexists with the Christian minority. Most Senegalese belong to one of four Sufi Muslim brotherhoods, a mystical sect of Islam. Foothill College Photography Professor Ron Herman’s images focus on the Muridiyya, Senegal’s most influential brotherhood, which blends African customs with traditional Islamic practices. Their doctrine consists of pacifism, prayer and work. Herman’s images offer a counter narrative to the one-dimensional portrayal of Muslims that dominates mainstream media in the West.
The exhibit is the result of a Fulbright scholarship that Herman received in 2016 to research religious diversity in West Africa. He was based at the West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal, but traveled throughout the country over a 4-week period studying the Muridiyya and other Sufi Muslim brotherhoods.
Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) Gallery- Lower Level
12345 El Monte Road, Building 4000
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Foothill College and the Photography Department present The Conversation: F8Dont Wait, an exhibition by a long-standing Bay Area photography group, which posts on a blog called: F8DontWait. The blog started informally in the spring of 2013, when one of the members, Dorothy Gantenbein, set up the shared blogging capability for her group colleagues. Each day, in a prescribed order, one of the nine artists posts an image in response to the previous day’s post. The blog thread now includes more than 1240 images and is still ongoing.The Conversation Exhibit brings this F8 artistic collaboration to the physical world. It explores the three+ year conversation in the language of imagery: content, form, color, theme, mood and more. It works much like a visual version of the children’s game of “Telephone” in which one child whispers a message to the next, and so on down the line of participants, until the last player announces the message—always totally transformed from the original one. Day by day, photograph by photograph, the timbre of the blog changes—sometimes subtly, other times dramatically—as each member responds with an individual eye and sensitivity.
Exhibiting Artists include: William Bishop, Dorothy Gantenbein, David Hibbard, Susan Honda Eady, Robert A. Kato, Patricia McClung, Katie Parquet, Maude Pervere and Rachel Phillips.
Foothill College and the Photography Department presents Italian Hours: Autumn in Florence: An exhibition from Foothill-De Anza Campus Abroad 2015. This show features the work of students from the Fall 2015 Campus Abroad Program in Florence, Italy lead by Kate Jordahl and Scott Lankford. The photographs being presented were completed under the direction of Kate Jordahl, Professor of Photography.
Exhibiting Photographers include: Sheila Botein, Cathy Cakebread, Susan Carnahan, Sandy Carnahan, Lisa D’Alessandro, Michelle Danese, Sassan Hazeghi, Deb Hayes, Bob Hills, Kyle Huribut, Kate Jordahl, Geir Jordahl, Amber Kang, Talia Macbeth, Kathy McGovern, David Milgram, Alan Rubinstein, Jim Smith, Joan Sperans, Diana Weir, and Nicole Wemyss.