Photographer Margaret Nea To Exhibit Work at Mary Baldwin

May 8, 2003

Photographer and educator Margaret Woodson Nea, Class of 1963, will display at the college some of her photos of working women in developing countries exhibited recently at United Nations headquarters in New York.

Nea will be available for press interviews Tuesday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in Hunt Dining Hall’s first floor gallery, where the photos will be shown.

Photos by Nea and three other women are part of the World Neighbors traveling exhibit, “Work of Rural Women,” being viewed elsewhere across this country. World Neighbors ( www.wn.org ) is an independent, nonprofit organization that helps the rural poor in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and strives to educate Americans about global issues. Beginning in Kenya in 1994, Nea has worked with World Neighbors, going on to Nepal, Ecuador, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, India, and Haiti. She is also co-founder of WOW!, Work of Women ( www.workofwomen.org ), part of World Neighbors and focused on assisting women in countries where World Neighbors has programs.

Nea has been artist in residence at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Her work, which includes photographs of the gardens of Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, have also appeared in exhibitions at the World Bank and the International Photography Hall of Fame.

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