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Photography Exhibition by Daniel Oppenheim at OPL

August 1, 2014

Kolkata-Bengaluru Journal

Reception: Saturday, August 2, 2-4 PM
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, August 13, 7 PM

August 1-30
Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562

This exhibition of large-scale photographs features recent, unprecedented work by Croton-on-Hudson based photographer Daniel Oppenheim, who traveled to Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), India in 2012, seeking new subjects for his specialization in nature photography.  Instead, Oppenheim was profoundly inspired by the human subjects he encountered, and created a new body of work that departs from his intimate, well-known images of the natural world.

“I left … for each city’s slums and markets.  One hears and sees much about the exotic colors, sounds, and scents of India, but what took me by surprise and deeply moved me were the people.  What they lack in material possessions they remediate in humanity.   They did not treat me as foreigner with a big camera; to them, I was a fellow human being.   We met on common ground, with no barriers.  I found throughout a mutual curiosity, openness, and a sincere desire to connect.”

Oppenheim first became enamored with photography in his early teens, when he created a darkroom in his home in Jerusalem, Israel, to support his professional and fine art work.  His photographs are on permanent exhibition at the Hotel Allegro in Vienna, Austria, can be viewed in galleries along the Hudson Valley, and seen online at www.danoppenheim.com.  His work has been collected locally and internationally.

“Daniel Oppenheim: Kolkata-Bengaluru Journal” is open Mondays and Thursdays 9 am – 9 pm, Tuesdays and Fridays 10 am – 6 pm, Wednesdays 1 pm – 9 pm, and Saturdays 11 am – 5 pm.  The Ossining Public Library is accessible by Metro North / Hudson line trains to Ossining station.

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