UNH hosts photography exhibition on NH’s cultural diversity

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Photographer Becky Field

DURHAM, NH – The University of New Hampshire Museum is sponsoring a photography exhibition on the cultural, ethnic and religious diversity of the Granite State.

The exhibition, which opens on Thursday, Apr. 5, features the work of New Hampshire photographer Becky Field, who has been documenting the lives of the state’s immigrant and refugee families since 2012.

In a state known for low cultural diversity, Field uses her camera to illustrate and celebrate the lives of new Americans. She has been welcomed into homes of recent immigrants and refugees and has photographed traditional and sacred ceremonies. A book of her photographs, Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire’s Cultural Diversity, has won two national awards.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Apr. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the UNH Museum on level one in Dimond Library. Field will discuss her work, and the Himalayan Heritage Music Group will play traditional South Asian music. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will be on view until May 31 and is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, UNH Museum and UNH Special Collections.

For more information, visit library.unh.edu or call 603-862-1081.