Oct 01 2012

Beyond the Mountains: The Interior Life of Afghanistan

This photography exhibit aimed to give Americans a more direct and personal experience of Afghanistan. The concept was to bring people face-to-face with ordinary Afghans, set in the geographic context that has been a distinct part of the nation’s history.

Schnellinger chose a series of landscapes to have printed as wall canvases, and portraits to be printed on fabric. She wanted to give viewers a sense of walking through Afghanistan and meeting its people.

John Seibel Photography researched suitable forms of media (inkjet printable fabric) to reproduce these life-sized portraits, and did the photo editing and printing that made the exhibit come to life.

The installation, accompanied by an audio guide and talks led by Schnellinger and Willard, was applauded as compelling and educational. It has been shown at four galleries in Georgia.

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