Thursday, November 29, 2012

PLAINFIELD: Photographer Theodore "Teo" Kaye at Blinking Light

Artist Reception: 
Sun. Dec. 2, 11 am - 1 pm
Exhibit Runs: 
Nov. 23, 2012 - Jan. 27, 2013

Award-winning international photographer Theodore “Teo” Kaye to exhibit at the Blinking Light Gallery, Plainfield, Vt., featuring highlights from his travel and work in Central Asia, including scenes of daily life, landscapes, and “buzkashi,” Central Asia’s typically fiercer version of polo on horseback. 

Born in the U.S., Theodore “Teo” Kaye grew up in China, India and Indonesia, where he discovered a passion for photographing the world. Majoring in Film at Yale, he studied Uzbek and Farsi and went to work as a newspaper editor and mountain guide in Central Asia before settling on a professional international photo career.  In 2011, his series on Buzkashi Riders won a Gold award in the Prix de la Photographie and 2nd place in the International Photography Awards.

A former staff photographer at Rhythms Monthly, a Chinese-language geographic magazine, he has covered stories in China, Taiwan, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ireland and Great Britain. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Associated Press, McSweeney’s, CNN, the Asahi Shimbun and the National Film Board of Canada. 


Teo has ties to the local area. He is married to Plainfield native Leah Jamele, daughter of James and Suzanne Jamele. Teo and Leah currently call Tajikistan home, where Leah teaches local first grade students.

Contact info for Theodore Kaye:

The Blinking Light Gallery is a fine art and fun gift shop located at 16 Main St. just off Route 2 in the village of Plainfield, Vermont. The cooperatively-run organization promotes the creative work of area artists, craftspeople, authors and musicians, and seeks to engage the wider community in the enjoyment of the arts.

Blinking Light Gallery
16 Main Street
Plainfield, VT

Gallery Hours: Thursdays: 2-6pm, Fridays through Sundays: 10am-6pm.
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Contact: Ricka McNaughton, Communications Officer, Blinking Light Gallery