A Photographic Journey of India
K E L L Y C L
A R K
August 31 - September 25, 2006
Center Gallery, Mooney Center
CNR Main Campus
A R T I S T '
S S T A T E M E N T
How does one describe
India? It’s a country full of color, beauty, and culture, and to
visit it is, indeed, a life- changing journey.
Over Christmas 2005, I had the remarkable opportunity to travel to
India for two weeks, and quickly saw that India is a photographer’s
dream. At one point during my trip, I stood on a street corner
and shot hundreds of frames of life passing by. India is a
constant whirlwind of people, cars, bikes, cows…a sensory
overload. I found Indians to be very willing photographic
subjects, and in some cases, would navigate themselves to be in front
of the camera when they saw me. My favorite photographs are of my
trek to the local park, where I planned to take just a few shots of the
scene. One by one, the children playing came over to see what I
was doing, and before I knew it, I had a group of over a dozen children
fighting and laughing to be in front of my camera! When I see
those pictures, I see joy, and I am immediately transported back.
Just before leaving for India, I decided to sponsor a girl from India,
B., through Christian Children’s Fund, because I knew otherwise I would
feel helpless with all the severe poverty I would see. Even
though it’s just one girl, I feel very blessed that I’m in a position
to help her, and give back to the country that has helped me SEE.
I decided to give a portion of all sales of this exhibit to the
Christian Children’s Fund, in honor of B. and all the wonderful
children I met in India who gratefully posed for me.
I want to thank Jennifer Zazo, who inspired me to do this exhibit, the
members of the College of New Rochelle community- where I have always
been made to feel very, very welcome- my friends and family, who have
always encouraged me, and John, who has been my constant cheerleader
I hope that this exhibit brings you as much joy as I had taking the
of Kelly Clark and friend John by Utsav Arora.