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#2727: Exhibition Barbara Bussell
From: Bourbon <email@example.com>
HAITI Beyond Myths and
February 25, 2000
The Galerie Borbon-Lally, Petionville Haiti, the opening of its first
solo exhibition of photographs by Aspen resident photographer Barbara
Bussell. The exhibition,
titled HAITI Beyond Myths and Illusions will consist of 25, 16X20 inch
silver gelatin prints. The images were take during 10 trips to Haiti
between 1994 and 1999.
Bussellare a powerful yet sensitive personal portrayal from a fine
artistThe photographs are often quite intimate encounters depicting
scenes such as dripping figures in trance emerging from a sacred pond of
thick mud during a Vodou
ritual and dancer-musicians at Rara, a wild and celebratory street parade
during Lent when all the usual Vodou ceremonies are suspended.
Busselllow-key contact with her subjects patiently waiting in
anticipation for all the essential elements of light, composition,
emotion and action to converge for that elusive
instant of the great shot.
Barbara Bussell received a B.A. from Colorado State University, Fort
Collins. Her photographs are represented in the permanent collection of
the Denver Art
Museum, the collection of President Rene Preval of Haiti and in many
private collections in the United States.