CANCELLED: ASU Gammage to Feature the Photography of Gina Santi
The event has been cancelled until further notice.
The exhibit will run from February 5 through April 13 on the walls of ASU Gammage.
Due to rehearsals, event set-up, performances, special events and holidays, it is advised to call 480-965-6912 or 480-965-0458 to ensure viewing hours, since they are subject to cancellation without notice. Viewing hours for the event are Mondays from 1-4 p.m.
About Gina Santi
Gina Santi was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She graduated in industrial relations from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas. She studied photography at the Universidad Santa María, Caracas, and obtained her MBA from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Afterward, she continued her photography training at the Washington, D.C. School of Photography. She earned her education degree and her M.A. in cultural anthropology from Northern Arizona University. She has taught Spanish and anthropology at a university level since 1991. In her capacity as an educator and administrator, she has worked, lived in and traveled in many countries, especially those where Spanish is the official language. She has held solo and collective exhibits in the United States and abroad. Gina is an associate photographer at Through Each Other’s Eyes (TEOE), and she is a member of the American Anthropological Association and the American Society for Visual Anthropology.
Description of Artwork
Nepal is synonymous with trekking the Himalayas, but its chaotic, striking and welcoming cities also have distinct uniqueness. The streets are narrow, dusty and crowded. The traffic of people, motorbikes and tuk-tuks is exacerbated by an occasional sacred cow blocking the way. The cities are a hotchpotch of temples and stupas crammed with pilgrims from all over the world. Hindus, Buddhists and Atheists walk together alongside the streets under flapping prayer flags. Unhurried backpackers relax watching people go by in the many hidden squares of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur or Pokhara. With such an intense, tightly interlaced fusion of cultures dating back thousands of years, Nepal is known as the land of a thousand temples.
Visitors might come to Nepal for the scenery and trekking, but one of the most prevailing memories they will have is the intrinsic openness of the local people. Indeed, Nepali people live up to their reputation for being warm, inviting and helpful.
The exhibit is comprised of 20 images depicting various aspects of life in Nepal. Most images will be approximately 16”x24” in size and presented in white aluminum frames measuring 28”x22".