Impact100 Sonoma at the SVMA

On Saturday, November 7, nineteen Impact100 Sonoma members attended a special program featuring Jane Baldwin: Kara Women Speak – the current exhibit at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA). This wonderful exhibit was produced by Jane Baldwin following ten years of travel in Ethiopia’s Omo River Valley photographing and recording the stories of the indigenous women who live there.

Panel of Anne, Jane, Lonnie & LauraLucy Hamlin, a dedicated docent, gave a pre-program guided tour of the exhibit. The tour was followed by a panel discussion in which Jane talked with Lonnie Graham and Laura Sackett, both Bay Area and nationally acclaimed photographers, about the various approaches to their photographic work and about the unique challenges and rewards of portrait making. The panel was moderated by curator Anne Veh.

“This was a very, very powerful exhibit.  I loved the power captured of the women in Jane Baldwin’s Photo Documentary,” Impact100 member, Constance Grizzell.

Many thanks to the SVMA for sharing this special event with us, and stay tuned for future, fun member-engagement activities.

Photo provided by Pamela Coddington.
Text by Pam Gilberd.