30 Sep Penny Schwartz 10/24 – 11/13
As an incorrigible world traveler, I am drawn to vibrant vistas and colorful cultures. Photographing these scenes and people has become a natural extension of my fascination with worlds different from my own.
My work as a freelance writer involves describing what I experience in words, while photography tells the same story wordlessly and in a different way.
I have photographed in such remote places as Central Asia and Tibet as well as closer locales such as Big Sur, Bryce Canyon and Sedona, Arizona. My penchant is for people, the more colorfully and unusually adorned the better. However, photo safaris to East and South Africa introduced me to quite a few animals whose likenesses now number among my favorite images.
For many years, I combined my writing and photography interests in my “Yellow Brick Road” travel column for the Redlands Daily Facts. For that newspaper, I also photographed food to accompany my restaurant reviews. I continue to illustrate my feature articles and artist profiles for the Press-Enterprise newspaper with my own photographs.
I have exhibited travel photos in San Bernardino’s Feldheym Central Library and have showed jointly with Redlands photographer Caroline McAllister in exhibits at the University of Redlands Alumni Gallery and San Bernardino Valley College’s art gallery. My photos have also been juried into the National Orange Show Art Show and the RAA Mini Show.
Improving my photographic skills is a continuing goal as I travel the world seeking new sights and scenes. Most recently I have been to Cuba, where the photo “opps” were potent and plentiful. I hope you enjoy the images I have captured there and everywhere.