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View new images of the Gallery's Reception
on January 21, 2006



International Visions Gallery
 Cordially invites you to:

MALI, Beyond Timbuktu
 Photographs by Malian and U.S. Photographers

 Saturday, January 21, 2006
6:30 - 9:00 p. m.

""Mali Woman" Bamako, Mali
2003  11x14  Silver gelatin print
by Nestor Hernández 

MALI, Beyond Timbuktu is an exhibit exploring this West
 African country through images by Malian photographers
 Alioune Bâ and Amadou Sow, and American photographers
Nestor Hernández, Shawn Davis, Sora Devore. 
Exhibition Dates:
 January 18 - February 25, 2006

 International Visions Gallery
 2629 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
 Washington, D.C. 20008
(Across from the Woodley Park Metro)

International Visions - The Gallery

For Immediate Release

Artists’ Reception and Exhibition

WASHINGTON DC- On January 1, 2005

International Visions is pleased to announce "Mali, Beyond Timbuktu." This exhibit explores the West African country of Mali through images by Malian photographers Alioune Bâ and Amadou Sow, and American photographers Shawn Davis, Sora Devore and Nestor Hernández. Please join us for the opening reception on January 21, 2006, 6:30-9:00pm.

image invitation

by Alioune Bâ

Alioune Bâ was born in Bamako in 1959 and is director of the Seydou Keita Association, a photographic gallery and resource center named after the legendary Malian photographer. Bâ 's work was first encountered by the west in 1994 during the Bamako arts summits. He photographs his subjects from unexpected angles and focuses on details to create pictures that transcend reality. Amadou Sow is a young, emerging artist in Mali's photography scene. He is currently employed by the House of African Photography in Bamako which is instrumental in organizing the biennial festival- African Photography Encounters. His work has been included in the exhibit presented by "Acte Sept", and shown in Switzerland at the Mudac Museum in Lausanne, and the Photography School in Vevey. Shawn Davis is a graduate of American University whose passion for documentary photography developed while volunteering for the Peace Corp and the World Food Program in Mali and Guinea, West Africa. His images and writing have appeared in national and international publications and he has exhibited in Washington, DC and Havana, Cuba. He received the Young Emerging Artist Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for Coming Home, a documentation of life in a hospice for formerly homeless men living with AIDS and cancer in Washington, DC. Sora Devore is a fine arts and commercial photographer based in Washington, DC. She studied with Mary Ellen Mark in Oxaca, Mexico, has received various awards including being named one of the top 100 photographers in the 1997 Ernest Haas Competition, and has taught both here, and in Mexico and Cuba. Her initial passion stemmed from photographing people, but she has more recently begun photographing architectural details of Washington, DC monuments and statues, and this work has been installed in the Hay Adams and Willard Hotel, and the Washington Post Conference room as part of Donald Graham's personal collection. Nestor Hernández is a Washington, DC-based, free-lance photographer of Afro-Cuban descent. He has a long history of working with youth in photography through the Centro Nía Multicultural Learning Center, the Capital Children's Museum and in Cuba, Mali and Ghana. His personal projects span from his documentation of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, to his photographs of spinners and weavers in West Africa. His major photo-documentary project, "Cuba Reflections: A Photographic Journey," is the result of over 20 trips to the island nation. Hernández's work has been exhibited and collected locally, nationally and internationally. He is the 2001 recipient of the Photographer of the Year award from The Exposure Group, African American Photographers Association, and from the DC Commission on the arts and Humanities he received the "Outstanding Emerging Artist" award in 2002 and an Artist Fellowship Grant in 2003.

This exhibit will run January 18- February 25, 2006

Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
For further information please contact: Tim Davis, Director at:
2629 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.  Washington, D.C. 20008  202-234-5112
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Alioune Bâ

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Amadou Sow

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Amadou Sow

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Nestor Hernandez

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Nestor Hernandez

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Shawn Davis

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Shawn Davis

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Sora Devore

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Sora Devore




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