“Huracán: In Wilma’s Shadow” Photography Exhibit
Teaneck, NJ (January 17, 2006)—“Huracán: In Wilma’s Shadow,” a photography exhibit by Miriam Romais that captures the subtle evidence of destruction after Hurricane Wilma in 2005, will be on view at the University College Art Gallery on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus from January 25 – February 17, 2006.
Wilma was the sixth major hurricane of the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. At its peak, it was the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Atlantic basin. The hurricane affected over 11 countries, particularly injuring regions in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, Cuba and Florida. Romais’ photographs provide an artistic look at the aftermath of one of the most destructive storms in history.
Romais was born in New York City and raised in Brazil. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rutgers University. Romais is now the Managing Director for En Foco, Inc, a national non-profit photography organization that publishes and exhibits photographers of Latino/a, African, Asian, Pacific Islander and Native American heritage.
She has served as a panelist and reviewer with FotoFest in Houston, TX, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in NY.
Romais’ work has been published in several books including “New York: A State of Mind”; “Americanos: A Portrait of Latino Life in the U.S.”; “Discovery Works” and “Chico Mendes: Defender of the Rainforest.” Other publications include The Brasilians and Culturefront Magazine.
Romais has received many awards and honors for her work, including the 1999 Photography Grant from the Puffin Foundation; residencies at Light Work in Syracuse, NY, and the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA; as well as two Visual Arts Travel Grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
The University College Art Gallery is located in University Hall, Room 11, on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, River Road, Teaneck. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information call 201-692-2801.