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Carroll Hosts Traveling Photography Exhibit

Release Date: 10/11/2006


CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Community Relations Coordinator/Web Editor

Carroll Community College  Hosts Traveling Photography Exhibit of  Holocaust Survivors

Rays of light from the glass cathedral ceiling over the Great Hall at Carroll Community College will illuminate dark moments captured in a holocaust remembrance exhibit from Nov. 5 through Dec. 14. "Portraits of Life," a traveling photography exhibit created by Montgomery College, pays tribute to local Holocaust survivors. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The creation of the exhibit involved interviews and photographs of more than 30 local survivors by Montgomery College faculty and students. The resulting black and white photographic panels and the survivor's stories demonstrate human spirit triumphing over tragedy. "Portraits of Life" premiered at Montgomery College's 2005 Holocaust Commemoration in April that year.

"I am pleased that Carroll Community College is the host of such a thought-provoking and moving tribute to survivors of the Holocaust," said Dr. Faye Pappalardo. "By bringing this exhibit to the college, students, faculty, staff and the community at large will benefit from the experience."

The movie "Paper Clips" will be shown in conjunction with the exhibit on Nov. 16 at 3:30 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. A brief panel discussion will follow.

For more information about the "Portraits of Life" exhibit, contact Montgomery College's Paul Peck Humanities Institute at 301-251-7417. For more information about art gallery exhibits at Carroll Community College, contact Maggie Ball at 410-386-8256.

This project was made possible by grants from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Montgomery College Foundation; the statewide tour of the exhibit was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council.


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