The Black Mountain Center for the Arts (BMCA) opens its Upper Gallery to a body of work by local photographer Herb Way in a show titled Vietnam: Some of Its People opening July 27 and running through August 31. There will be an artist reception on July 27 from 6-8pm that is free and open to the public.The show will be comprised of portraiture, which was the focus of Way’s professional career where he took photographs for corporate editorial and public relations purposes. Upon retirement Way moved to Black Mountain and used his new-found freedom to explore a more artistic vision. When an opportunity arose to travel to Vietnam, Way strapped on his camera and committed to capture the country’s people on film. The result was 4,300 photos, of which about 20 large format images will be on display.Way says his images capture active commerce at work, a tremendous amount of creativity and talent, a thriving metropolis full of people making a living, caring for children, and providing for themselves. “At its heart, this show reinforces how day to day living in any culture has its joys and its challenges. Herb Way helps us to see Viet Nam in a way most tourists might overlook.” says Jackson.
Gallery open M-F 10am-5pm