The Geneva Women for women International Leadership Circle invites you to attend the exhibition NATURE
by Senayt S. Samuel
October 1st to 13th 2014
at HERITAGE Gallery
25, Rue du Perron, Geneva 1204
This exhibition presents the first solo-show in Geneva by photographer Senayt S. Samuel. NATURE, features images from an ongoing photography project Senayt embarked on in 2007, as well as an archive amassed during her extensive travel throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe. It presents images of ancient olive trees, places of memory and of the countryside region of Geneva she currently resides in. These series of images, explore the tree in its many symbols, landscapes as a graphic form and places of memory that question our recollections. Using the process of a mix of traditional and modern photographic techniques, the images depict the unstable, delicate and subtle relationship between photography, memory and truth.
Senayt is an American photographer born in Asmara, Eritrea and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. She began her photography career as a photojournalist. While in the United States, she has worked in Connecticut and New York for clients such as The Source Magazine, Savoy Magazine, AmeriCares and the Yale University Art Gallery. Prior to relocating to Geneva, Senayt lived in London and worked as a freelance photographer and picture archivist at Autograph ABP. She has undertaken a number of photography projects and exhibited widely including in venues such as Tate Britain and Hayward Gallery.
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