Photography Exhibit: Foothills

Foothills Exhibit

On view through Wed, July 31, 2013
Photography Exhibit: Foothills
Aaron Reiss ‘10
Yale-China Association
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06520

Foothills is a window into the village of Wan'an in one of China’s poorest provinces—Anhui Province. It is at once representative of the 50% of China’s 1.3 billion population living in agrarian communities and also incredibly specific to these people in this place—following their lives as they connect and define each other. Foothills focuses on the three disparate but deeply connected areas that define life here: The Village, The School, and The Farmland surrounding them both.

The exhibit will be on display during business hours through July 31, 2013.

This exhibit was made possible by a private donation.

About the Artist

Aaron Reiss recently concluded a two-year appointment as a Yale-China Teaching Fellow in Xiuning, a county in Southern China where he taught debate and led an oral history club. During his two years, he traveled extensively throughout Asia photographing cities. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale College ('10) in Environmental and Urban Studies, during which time he helped manage the Yale Farm and the New Haven Bike Collective. He also received a grant to map New Haven in a way to encourage undergraduates to explore and engage with the city. He currently lives in Brooklyn.
Aaron Reiss

Education Workshop

For teachers of grades K-12, Yale-China invites greater New Haven classes to visit the Bierwirth Room for a workshop on rural Chinese education.

Workshops vary depending on staff availability and exhibit theme.

For more information, please e-mail Annie Lin, Arts Program Officer at Yale-China.


To sponsor the next exhibit, please contact Annie Lin, Arts Program Officer at Yale-China.

Foothills was made possible by a private donation.

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