Bartlett brings Asian and African images to Oberlin


“Wanderlust: Images of Asia and Africa” by photographer Selina Bartlett is on display through Monday, Oct. 16 at Kendal at Oberlin.

An artist reception will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15.

The exhibit includes photographs from Vietnam, Cambodia, Namibia, and Botswana.

“If I have one desire for this exhibition, it is that the images convey the essence and spirit of the places I have visited,” Bartlett said. “True, that’s the goal for most photographers, but it’s not always an easy one to accomplish. The light changes, people and animals move, eyes get no rest as they constantly scan for the perfect photo op, and you must remember, at times to put down the camera and just take in the moment.”

Her photographs provide an intimate look at these exotic countries their people, animals and landscapes.

Bartlett explored jungles and ruins, climbed dunes, wandered through hectic markets, and camped on a remote island. She immersed herself in the culture and the land and said each day brought a new adventure and a new opportunity to freeze a moment and keep it forever.

Bartlett lives in Oberlin and has worked at the Allen Memorial Art Museum as assistant registrar for 11 years. She became active in photography 15 years ago, working with black-and-white film and printing in the darkroom.

She enjoys taking portraits and experimenting with various cameras and techniques, hiking, and is a member of the Oberlin community Taiko group.

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An exhibit by photographer Selina Bartlett includes images from Vietnam, Cambodia, Namibia, and Botswana.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/09/web1_Bartlett-photo1.jpgAn exhibit by photographer Selina Bartlett includes images from Vietnam, Cambodia, Namibia, and Botswana.

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