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Richard Murai: Student or Teacher

April 1, 2016, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Pilgrims and Prayer Flag, Chendebjee, Bhutan 2011 © 2016 Richard Murai

Free with Museum admission

An avowed culture junkie, Richard Murai’s fascination with documenting world sacred sites has generated travel to over thirty-five countries. His photographs reflect an unfolding voyage of discovery that explores evidence of spiritual devotion within unique and distinctive cultures. Please join us for a lively evening as Richard shares his work and, after 35 years in academia, will examine a few creative underpinnings that were discussed in the classroom and which continue to drive his work today.

Born, raised and educated in the San Francisco Bay Area, Richard Murai recently transitioned out of academia after teaching creative photography for over three decades. His work has appeared in respected publications including Camera Arts, BBC Online, SilverShotz International (Australia), and multiple print and online issues of Lenswork. Richard is the recipient of 2008, 2010 and 2011 Travel Photographer of the Year (UK) awards and most recently, nominations from the 2015 Black and White Spyder Awards, and Best of Show, Center for Photographic Art’s (Carmel) 2015 International Juried Portfolio Competition. He shares his passion for image making and world travel via his overseas photography workshops. Richard is the Assistant Director, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel. He is represented by the Weston Gallery where he will be exhibiting selections of his work from March 26 through June 5, 2016.

Special thanks to Brooks McChesney for organizing this event.