People’s Lives: A Celebration of the Human Spirit
Throughout the month of April, an exhibit of black-and-white photographs depicting people from several different nations and walks of life will be on display in the main lobby of the J. Ardis Bell Library on TCC’s Northeast Campus. These portraits will highlight “People’s Lives” as we celebrate International Week and take a moment to examine the diverse people, places, and cultures that make up our world.
Internationally known Photographer Bill Wright has traveled around the world going to places off the beaten path to discover the people of the world in their own settings. These photographs are just a small sampling from a much larger exhibit of his work, as well as a previously published book.
In taking these photographs, Mr. Wright’s overall goal was to take us down unfamiliar paths, yet in the end, reaching familiar places such as markets, workshops, restaurants and private homes in places that most of us may never visit. His efforts turn all of us into world travelers.
Subjects of his photographs include:
- Mothers and children
- Home industries
- Farmers’s market
- Fish market
- Fishermen and boats
- Religious celebrants
- Restaurant staff
- Children at play
- Construction workers
- Leper colony
- School children
- Many more…
A longtime resident of Abilene, additional information about Bill Wright can be found at his website: www.wrightworld.com
This exhibition has been produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. Thanks to the efforts of our Humanities Librarian, Ms. Bonnie Hodges, this collection of Mr. Wright’s work has been temporarily loaned to our NE Campus Library for all TCC Students and community members to enjoy.
In Arts & Humanities, NE Library