Artists Talk: The Stories of Imperfection
Thursday, April 23rd, 6pm
Photographers Liz LaVorgna and Shanta L.E. discuss their work in connection with the exhibit Perfect Imperfection currently on view at the Vermont Center for Photography. Models from the exhibit will share their stories & there will be time for questions & answers about this powerful project.
About the Artists:
“I studied photography and digital media arts at Keene State in beautiful New Hampshire and have had several solo and group photo exhibits. My photographs have been used to promote artists for high end gallery exhibits and for use with fortune 500 companies. My photographs also give joy and a sense of empowerment to my clients. I like to give back to the local community and have volunteered my services to several local organizations such as the Women’s Freedom Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition and I also mentor students in photography at local high schools.”
Shanta L.E. is originally from Hartford, Connecticut. The seeds for a love affair with beautiful images were planted when Shanta fell in love with a Nikon camera owned by her parents. She snuck the camera out of the house while packing up for her first year of college. The passion for photography was further nurtured during he first trip to Uganda, Africa. In October 2011, Shanta traveled to India for five months. In between jobs at the time, she referred to this experience as “..an opportunity to take a break from the economy and have a rare experience of seeing the world.” Shanta shared some of her experiences in her photography show debut “Surrender.”
Writing, dance, and the collection of fairytales/stories/mythology from various cultures are just a few things that have become staples in Shanta’s life. She also is a multi-faceted professional with a background that includes management, advocacy, and workshop/program creation/implementation. Shanta has a Masters in Business and an undergraduate degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality.