Current and Past Photography Exhibitions

I began exhibiting my photography in September of 2004 and as of February 2005, I have had 4 exhibits in the Bay Area and one on the east coast. Please click on the links below to visit each one and see the exhibits as well as receptions and slide programs that have accompanied them.

Burrison Art Gallery, University Club, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
October - December 2009

Previous Exhibits on the west coast

L'Amyx Tea Bar, Oakland, California
September - October 2004

Javarama Coffee House, Alameda, California
November 2004

Leaning Tower of Pizza, Oakland, California

December 17, 2004 - February 6, 2005: Kazakhstan, slide program January 24, 2005
February 6, 2005 - March 25, 2005: Azerbaijan, slide program February 23, 2005
March 25, 2005 - April 30, 2005: Siberia and Moscow, slide program TBD
May 1, 2005 - June 15, 2005: the Republic of Georgia, slide program TBD

Edward Jones Financial, Oakland, California
February 6, 2005 - April 30, 2005: the Republic of Georgia, reception on Thursday, March 3, 2005

 

Slide Programs

March 8, 2005 - 4:45 p.m., wine reception; 5:15 - 6:15 program

Leaning Tower of Pizza

Honoring the Women of the Former Soviet Republics

Russia and its former republics have gone through tremendous changes over the past 15 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. On March 8th, the world will be celebrating International Women's Day. While in the United States it is not a well-known or celebrated holiday, in other parts of the world it is an enormous event. Laura Mack, consultant, photographer and writer, has lived and traveled to Russia and other countries in the region, collecting documentary photographs and stories. She will share her experiences and presenting a slide program in honor of the women of the region for International Women's Day.

April 12, 2005 - 4:45 p.m., wine reception, 5:15 - 6:15 program

Leaning Tower of Pizza

Kazakhstan, a people and a country in transition

Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic and independent nation, is continually developing it's identity as it struggles with economic, political and cultural transitions. The ninth largest nation in the world, Kazakhstan's population continues to decline. Through documentary photography taken in 2001 and 2003, Laura Mack will present a country rich in culture and history.

May 10, 2005 - 4:45 p.m., wine reception, 5:15 - 6:15 program

Commonwealth Club of Northern California

Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg

Rich in history, culture and literature, Moscow and St. Petersburg, two of the largest cities in Russia, offer 2 distinctly different perspectives on Russian culture, architecture, art and life. Moscow, the dominant economic and political powerhouse, has a dynamic that is unparalleled; while St. Petersburg, the softer, gentler sister, will carry you away on her magical and elegant canals and through her magnificent palaces. Take a pictorial journey, let by a guide who spent half of her twenties gallivanting amidst the entrepreneurs and trendsetters of the 90's and experience a new Russia you will never forget.

January 23, 2005 - 7 p.m.

Leaning Tower of Pizza

Kazakhstan, a people and a country in transition

Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic and independent nation, is continually developing it's identity as it struggles with economic, political and cultural transitions. The ninth largest nation in the world, Kazakhstan's population continues to decline. Through documentary photography taken in 2001 and 2003, Laura Mack will present a country rich in culture and history.

March 24, 2005 - 7 p.m.

Azerbaijan, grass roots economic development

Azerbaijan, a small country on the Caspian Sea, is well-known for it's reserves of black oil and caviar. An historically Islamic nation with a language script all it's own, Azerbaijan continues to struggle with ethnic and cultural tensions, poverty and political instability. ACDI/VOCA, through grants from USAID, have invested millions into entrepreneurial development in the region. Laura Mack will highlight some of the grass roots initiatives that have been made to improve the quality of life of the hundreds of internally displaced peoples, or refugees, from the Nagorno-Karabakh region.