Foundry Gallery Presents Kathryn Mohrman Tribal Angola

By Editorial Team on August 29, 2022

Fri, 02 September 2022 - Sun, 25 September 2022

Kathryn Mohrman, Dancing, 16” x 20”
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10 from 5pm to 7pm
Meet the Artist: Sunday, September 25 from 1pm to 7pm

Tribal Angola reflects the insights Kathryn Mohrman gained into the tribal people of Angola and the desolate mystery of the landscape.

When Kathryn registered for a photo tour of Angola, she inadvertently travelled back in time. She and her tour group visited seven tribes in southwestern Angola, people who are living as their ancestors have for hundreds of years.  She was especially intrigued by the women the group met, as she learned to distinguish among the tribes based on their sense of beauty.

These people are painfully poor in an economic sense, but rich in culture and tradition. Kathryn’s goal in sharing these photos is to convey the dignity of the people that were encountered. She was amazed at the effort they took in creating elaborate hairstyles and wearing literally thousands of beads as an everyday matter. Beauty, kindness, and the shared rituals of humanity are reflected in these images.


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Foundry Gallery is located at 2118 – 8th Street NW.