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Leah Bedrosian Peterson, assistant professor of communication at Lycoming College, will be presenting her project "Erasure" in the Art Faculty Exhibition from Dec. 2-17 in the College's Art Gallery in Snowden Library. An artists' reception and gallery talk will be held Dec. 2 from 4-5:30 p.m.
The project is comprised of photographs and videos that were taken during Peterson's travels to South East Asia in summer 2010. Peterson documented the villages and cities of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam during a two-month period. The title, "Erasure," references the changes in the local traditional culture and the changes to the landscape as these third-world nations are being influenced by Western culture.
Peterson teaches Video and Theory classes at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. She studied photography at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY where she received a BFA. She received an MFA from Tufts University/The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Her work deals with issues of cultural identity and questions the role of fantasy in our daily lives. Leah exhibits her work both nationally and internationally.