Jean Brenner, Photographer of Women of Islam

Date: 
Tue, 03/22/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present Jean Brenner in a program entitled "The Face of Islam: Photos from Asia and Africa," at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The new location for AIP is Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B4, in the Seaside City Center Development complex, at the corner of Broadway and Fremont Streets.
Upcoming events: April 26: Robin Winfield, painter and photographer, May 24: Neal & Elaine Whitman on poetry, flute and photography, and June 28: Ruben Mendoza, archaeologist and photographer.

 


Arts Habitat will present Jean Brenner in a program entitled, "The Face of Islam: Photos from Asia and Africa", at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, March 22. The new location for AIP is Arts Habitat: Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B4, in the Seaside City Center Development, at the corner of Broadway and Fremont Streets. There is plenty of parking in the large lot off Fremont behind the Broadway buildings. The event takes place on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. The event is free, complimentary refreshments are served and the public is invited.

Jean Brenner is pictured at right in Tehran, Iran in 2009. She is wearing the mandated attire of a head covering (hejab) and knee length coat (manteau). She is standing between the boots of the Shah of Iran. His statue was cut down at the knees during the 1979 revolution. Ms. Brenner has taken photographs in twenty-seven countries with large Muslim populations, including nine in the Middle East. From the coasts of Africa, through Central Asia to the Far East, she has found many manifestations of Islam. She will present  her work and tell the back stories of each picture in order to present the positive side of Islam and it's proud followers.    

Brenner received her B.A. in history from Stanford University and studied Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris. She has been featured in numerous major exhibitions, and her works are part of the permanent collections of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the City of Monterey and the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, among others.