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Concord woman’s photographs of New Hampshire immigrants to be displayed



Laste modified: Friday, June 07, 2013
THE WORK of Concord photographer Becky Field will be featured in an exhibit opening Feb. 6 at the UNH-Manchester Library.

Field, a former wildlife ecologist and communications director for the American Red Cross of New Hampshire, began taking photographs in her retirement, and she quickly settled into documenting the lives of immigrants and refugees living in New Hampshire.

“New Hampshire has many residents with diverse cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds,” Field said in a news release. “At a time when there is much public discussion about immigration policies, my project looks at the strength, vitality and rich diversity that New Americans add to our communities.”

The exhibit will feature 35 photographs of New Hampshire residents originally from 19 countries. The display will show a diverse group of people participating in similar activities: working, engaging in traditional activities, having fun, being at home, learning new skills and practicing their faith traditions.

The exhibit will be on display Feb. 6 through May 19 at the library, 400 Commercial St., Manchester. An opening artist’s reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the library. The reception and exhibit are free and open to all.