Intersections of Sacred Landscapes: Burma and Death Valley
Opening reception for an exhibit featuring the photography of Jesse Kaplan.
When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art, 1528 State Street, Santa Barbara
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Art (opening)
December 6, 2012- January 31, 2013
Jesse Kaplan is a young photographer who has traveled to more than 40 countries and experienced many primitive and isolated cultures, including the secretive military dictatorship of Myanmar, or Burma, a nation that is slowly struggling towards democracy.
As the third generation in his family in the film business, Jesse learned well from cinematographers the use of light and composition. He holds advanced photography certificates from UCLA and currently works as a film sound technician and videographer specializing in travel and architecture. While a student at UCLA, he was able to get into Burma on a student visa with all his equipment, as photojournalists were strictly not allowed into the closed society.
Jesse captures unique moments in time in his photography, portraying hidden rituals and practices of the people with remarkable sensitivity. Similarly capturing moments not often seen, the awe-inspiring desert landscape of California's Death Valley offers stunning light and shadow contrasts created by ever-changing wind-swept sand dunes.
Divine Inspiration Gallery is proud to present Jesse Kaplan in his first gallery exhibition.
Event posted Nov. 20, 2012
Last updated Nov. 20, 2012