Photography by Selina Bartlett in Kendal’s Friends Gallery

An exhibit by photographer Selina Bartlett titled, Wanderlust:  Images of Asia and Africa, is currently  in the Friends Gallery at Kendal at Oberlin.  An artist reception takes place on Friday, September 15th at 2:30PM at Kendal at Oberlin. The exhibit runs through Monday, October 16th, and includes photographs from Vietnam, Cambodia, Namibia and Botswana.

Selina Bartlett PhotographySelina mentions, “If I have one desire for this exhibition, it is that the images convey the essence and spirit of the places I have visited. True, that’s the goal for most photographers, but it’s not always an easy one to accomplish. The light changes, people and animals move, eyes get no rest as they constantly scan for the perfect photo op, and you must remember, at times to put down the camera and just take in the moment.”

They do convey the essence and spirit she hoped for. Her photographs provide an intimate look at these exotic countries their people, animals and landscapes.  The End of the School Day in Vietnam, Young Monks in Cambodia, an Elephant and Lilies in Botswana and Desert Rainbow in Namibia are just a few of the photographs that give life to these images.

Jungles and Ruins, Dunes and Markets

Selina explored the jungles and ruins, climbed dunes, wandered through hectic markets and camped on a remote island.  She immersed herself in the culture and the land and said, “Each day brought a new adventure and a new opportunity to freeze a moment and keep it forever”. There is magic in those moments.

About the Artist

Selina Bartlett lives in Oberlin and has worked at the Allen Memorial Art Museum as Assistant Registrar for 11 years. She became active in photography 15 years ago, working with black-and-white film and printing in the darkroom. Aside from traveling, she enjoys taking portraits and experimenting with various cameras and techniques, hiking, and is a member of the Oberlin community Taiko group.