Photographers of indigenous tribes to lead talk on ethics

28 Mar 2017 | 06:43

— Two women deeply involved in photographing indigenous tribes in places like Ethiopia, India, and the Irian Jaya will be panelists for a “Creative Conversation” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the Artists’ Market Community Center, 113 Richardson Ave., Shohola.
Wendy Stuart Kaplan is an actress, comedian, model, and star of the video series "Model With A Mission." Her recent documentary, "Fragile Beauty," showcases the natives of Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia, and explores when and how they may be forced to change.
Tamara Singer is also fascinated by people in remote villages. She is a photographer whose images have interpreted and recorded some of the world's fastest-disappearing native cultures. She has appeared in the video "Tribal Encounters."
The Barryville Area Arts Association is sponsoring the “Creative Conversation” discussion, which will address the following questions:
Is it exploitative to “showcase” indigenous tribes?
How does it affect those on display?
Should nudity be handled differently than it is in Western cultures?
Should indigenous tribes be encouraged or discouraged from moving toward Western values and technology?
And, finally, are we really that different?
The event is free and open to the public, which is invited to listen, participate, and enjoy light refreshments.
For more information call 845-557-8713 or email barryvilleareaarts@gmail.com.