The Exhibition:Mother Egypt / Golden Nubia the World of the Nile from the Mediterranean to the Sahara is an exhibition of stunning photographs by award-winning news photographer Michael Nelson.
These images of life, art, and architecture along the great river document both the rich and varied ancient cultural and the modern Islamic heritage of two countries / regions which have lived in a symbiotic relationship for millennial.
Of unique interest are Nelson's photos of the special art created by Nubian women, who as brides are expected to decorate the front of their new homes.
The Photographer: an international photojournalist who has spent more than 30 years shuttling between the Middle East and the United States, Michael Nelson started his career with UPI in Beirut, Lebanon in 1981 and has been posted in Beirut, Brussels, Cairo, and Los Angeles.
Among the stories Mr. Nelson
has covered are the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf Wars, the Palestinian Intifada, the Israeli Invasions of Lebanon, and famines in Ethiopia and Darfur as well as US presidential campaigns, the World Cup, the Olympics, the Super Bowl, and the World Series, and the Oscars.
A slide show and lecture by photographer Michael Nelson and curator Mona Sherif Nelson about their experiences along the Nile, as well as the arts, architecture, and tumultuous history of Egypt and Nubia, ancient and modern.