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October 5, 2010 > Cultures in Transition

Cultures in Transition

Submitted By Geir Jordahl

Hayward Area Recreation District's PhotoCentral presents "Cultures in Transition: 5 Views of Our World" centered around Kim Komenich's Pulitzer Prize wining images of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines in 1986. Cultures in Transition explores how individuals and societies persevere in times of hardship.

The exhibition juxtaposes images from Mongolia, Burkina Faso, China, the Philippines, and the USA into a unifying exhibition that explores the universal human condition. Aphra Pia's work with the Uyghur people of China can easily be seen as a travelogue, but upon further examination reveals a people on the brink of homogenic extermination. Karna Kurata explores her own heritage in pictures of nomadic Mongolians hanging on by a thread to a centuries old way of life. Rick Rocamora explores both American war veterans and American Muslims in their ability and inability to be supported and accepted as part of a diverse society. David Pace presents the world's most poor society with artistic poise and elegance, forcing us to question what life really means. Kim Komenich adds to his vintage Pulitzer Prize winning work a contemporary re-photographing of individuals in the original 1986 images, asking us how time changes our public and private definitions of ourselves and the causes we believe in.

The exhibition runs from October 1 to December 15. There will be a closing reception Saturday, December 11, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. The event is free and the public is welcome. For more information, please call PhotoCentral at (510) 881-6721. You can also contact us via email at or visit PhotoCentral on the web at where you will find information on classes, workshops and other events.

Cultures in Transition: 5 Views of Our World
Through December 15
Gallery Hours:
Mondays: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturdays: Noon-3 p.m.
PhotoCentral Gallery
Lower Level
Hayward Area Park and Recreation District Offices
1099 E St., Hayward
(510) 881-6721

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