The reception for the 7th Through Each Others Eyes™ exchange exhibition with photographers from Phoenix and its sister city of Hermosillo, Son., Mexico, will be held Saturday, June 30, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 East Marriott Drive in Phoenix. Drinks and snacks will be served at the reception, which begins at 6 p.m.
Featured photographers in the exhibit are Art Holeman (www.artholeman.com) and Mark Lipczynski (www.marklipczynski.com) of Phoenix and Alexander Potiomkin and Natalia Trejo of Hermosillo. Art, the chair of the associate photographers of the organization, has previously photographed in Japan and Mexico for Through Each Others Eyes™, while Mark will be making his first TEOE exhibit. Each of the four photographers will have 20 16 x 20 prints in the show.
Alexander Potiomkin, who was born in Moscow but reared in Navojoa, Son., Mexico, has worked primarily in fashion photography since his graduation from the University of Sonora four years ago. He is based in Hermosillo, and examples of his work can be viewed on both Facebook and Flickr. Natalia Trejo, also of Hermosillo, is the editorial director of Visual magazine in Hermosillo and a free lance photographer.
Art and Mark visited Mexico in November, 2011, and were hosted by Alexander, Natalia, and photographer Juan Luis Fernández as they photographed the people and the landscape of Sonora. They photographed in Álamos, Hermosillo, and a number of small villages and farms in rural areas of the state. Alexander and Natalia came to Arizona in late March of this year where they photographed festivals in Phoenix and Tucson, the Grand Canyon, and Monument Valley.
Through Each Others Eyes™, which will celebrate its 25th year of helping people around the world understand and appreciate cultural differences next year, has sponsored more than 50 exchanges with photographers representing 10 countries on three continents. Each exchange produces exhibits displayed at multiple locations in both countries, and the first Mexico exhibit of these photographers is scheduled for September as part of Hermosillo’s fotoseptiembre arts celebration.
For more information on Through Each Others Eyes, visit the website at www.teoe.org. or call at 602.708.0045.