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Lycoming College communications professor Leah
Bedrosian Petersonâ€™s project Erasure has received additional honors
since being published in the spring 2013 edition of the German magazine Heritage
of Our World, which is distributed with National Geographic in
Germany to more than 100,000 subscribers.
Out of numerous international submissions, ErasureÂ was
selected as a finalist for a print publication with Hunger Magazine and
Peterson was interviewed and featured on the online publication, which can be
viewed at http://www.hungertv.com/feature/leah-peterson-erasure/, said Peterson, assistant professor of digital media.
In 2010, Peterson was invited to give classes to Westerners visiting the
remote mountain regions of Southeast Asia. She spent two months traveling
through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, which resulted in Erasure, a
portfolio of photographs, drawings and videos documenting the culture and
heritage of the villages and cities of the region. 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.
A drawing of one of her photographs also was awarded the first place, best
in show honor at the Park Art Fair International 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.
teaches video and theory classes at Lycoming. She studied photography at Pratt
Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., where she earned a BFA. She earned an MFA from Tufts
University/The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass. Her work deals
with issues of cultural identity and questions the role of fantasy in our daily
lives. Peterson exhibits her work both nationally and internationally.
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