During this 55th year of the Peace Corps, 70 South Gallery’s owner in Morristown NJ initiated an exhibition of photographs from current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Owner Ted Baldanzi recognized that many of today’s youth are not as familiar with the Peace Corps and wanted to help increase the awareness of the Peace Corps with the exhibition. The photographs represent not only the true spirit of the villages the volunteers served in, but also the spirit that developed between the Volunteers and the people that shared their everyday life.
Almost 100 RPCVs from across the country submitted photographs. Among them 15 were selected to be featured and their photographs were on exhibit in the gallery. One photo was also selected from each of the other RPCVs who submitted photos and they were on display on a wall in the gallery. All photographs were beautifully enlarged and mounted by the store and are for sale. A portion of the proceeds will go to fund sustainable, grassroots community development projects around the world.
The gallery held an open house on Saturday, July 16th and the exhibition will be in place through September 2016. For more information on the exhibit, visit the NPCA website.