Thursday, December 22, 2016

Bonsack Gallery: Thursday, 5 January 2016

Nevski Submerged (Bulgaria)

Adam Saligman will show an exhibit of his photographs, entitled “Shrines” in the Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School from Thursday, January 5, through Wednesday, February 8. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on January 5. 

After getting his first camera in 2007, Saligman initially saw photography as a means of sharing his travels. As his hobby evolved, his photographs increasingly explored how images elicit meanings. He seeks out mysterious shrines, unique cultures and captivating landscapes, experimenting with compositions, looking for new ways to tell stories, both as he perceives them and as he wants to imagine them.
Saligman writes, “It is easy to look at famous sights — be they churches, shrines or landscapes — but what do we really see? We add meaning to everything we see, and photography is one way to show how the individual perceives the site. A beautiful medieval church may be a site of pilgrimage to one, but the snow-crested Caucasus Mountains towering over it may speak more to another as a higher power, humbling the human-built structure. When we create our perceptions, we inevitably create our own meaning, and build our own shrines. In this exhibit, I want to show what I find sacred in the many shrines I visit during my travels.

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