Monday, July 8, 2013

BERLIN: Borderlines - photos by Terry Allen at Central VT Medical Center

Terry Allen “Borderlines” Exhibit 
CVMC Art Gallery, Central Vermont Medical Center 
Berlin, VT 
Through August 23, 2013

“Borderlines,” an exhibit of Terry Allen’s photography is currently hanging in the lobby at Central Vermont Medical Center. It shows people and cultures on the edges of society and the cusp of change. Some photos soften the boundaries that divide people or blur the hard borders separating sky, water, and stone. “These photographs are amazing,” remarked CVMC President and CEO Judy Tartaglia.

“Subjects range from children at play in a Thai temple to a photo quilt assembled from quarry machinery shed to a cat on a graffitied car hood in Queens, NYC.” Allen has been photographing throughout her life, starting with her travels around Asia, including six years in Japan, and several months in China just after Mao’s death.

She continued snapping pictures while working as a journalist covering the wars that devastated Central America during the 1980s and as part of a medical assessment team on the eve of the US invasion of Iraq. “I just love the act of taking pictures, and the illusion of stopping time,” commented Terry.

Allen’s photos have been published in the New York Times and other US and international publications, exhibited in group and one-person shows, and presented in the U.S. Senate as evidence of human rights violations. Terry is a UVM graduate, attended the University of Chicago and completed the intensive Japanese language program at Harvard University. She lives in East Montpelier. The show will remain at CVMC through August 23, 2013.

Abandoned Quarry in Autumn, Barre from Terry Allen’s photography exhibit “Borderlines” currently hanging in the lobby at Central Vermont Medical Central.

More photos from Terry Allen's "Borderline" series can be found here: