Northern Haiti: Human Landscape- Photographs by Patti Gabriel with accompanying soundscape by Zlatko Ćosić February 17 – June 2, 2012In 2010, St. Louis-based photographer Patti Gabriel first traveled to Haiti to document the work of doctors and nurses at the Hôpital Sacré Coeur for the CRUDEM Foundation. Located in Milot in Northern Haiti, the hospital is run entirely by Haitian staff and is the exclusive health care provider to over 250,000 people in the impoverished region. In two subsequent visits in 2011 to Northern Haiti, which escaped the devastating earthquake in 2010, Gabriel has captured the dignity and resilience of the people, and the country's historic and remarkable beauty.
Gabriel has been creating environmental portraits for the past 30 years. She received a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising at the University of Missouri Columbia, where she studied fine art photography with the noted landscape photographer, Oliver Schuchard. Gabriel's photographs have been published in a variety of publications, local and national, and are found in corporate and private collections throughout the United States. Her most recent work has involved the documentation of human rights issues and journeys that involve the personal struggle of women and children in poverty. Gallery Talk: Wednesday, April 25, Noon. Patti Gabriel will speak on her photographic experiences in Haiti, Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery, admission free.
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