“Tropical Light,” a solo photo exhibit featuring photographs made in Micronesia, opens in Tokyo on May 12, 2017. The work will be on display at the main Yotsuya campus of Sophia University, the Jesuit university. The exhibit runs though June 9, 2017.

“Tropical Light” is a compilation of two photo projects. The first was a commission for the L5 Hotel on Weno Island in Chuuk state, in the Federated States of Micronesia. Those works capture the beauty of the Chuuk Lagoon and the many islands within the large lagoon. The second is a project on Xavier High School, a Jesuit mission school on Weno that for more than six decades has trained many generations of leaders in the Western Pacific. That project led to the publication of my book, “School on the Hill.”

On May 12, I’ll give an illustrated lecture on my cross cultural photography over the past 15 years. The lecture, which will include a question and answer session with the assistance of a Japanese interpreter, will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1702, Building 2. The exhibit is in the entry lobby of Building 2.

The opening program begins in the exhibit area at 5 p.m., and a reception gets underway at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend all three events.


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