SEMINOLE – William and Heidi Haun will host the opening reception for an art exhibition featuring their new photographic works at the Seminole Community Library on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6 to 8 p.m. The works will be on display at the library through March 1.
The exhibit entitled “Haiti and Amsterdam” consists of two series of photographic prints by the artists. The first is a series of 14 black and white portraits taken by Heidi on a medical mission trip to Haiti in April of 2005. As she treated patients in the clinics she also had the privilege of photographing them and their families. In these portraits Heidi breaks through the pain and poverty and captures the resolve and perseverance of the Haitian people.
Through composition and color, William’s series of photos from Amsterdam demonstrates the way bicycles have permeated the life of this Dutch metropolis. Taken in the early morning hours, the images paint a beautiful and sometimes eerie picture of a city that appears to be populated only by bicycles.
William Haun is Senior Web Programmer for St. Petersburg College, working in the Web and Instructional Technology department on its Seminole Campus. William finds the creativity of photography to be a great escape from the rigid logic and processes of computer technology, while at the same time its technical aspects make them a perfect match.
Heidi Haun is a third year medical student at USF’s College of Medicine. Expressing herself artistically through photography allows Heidi to balance her rigorous studies in medicine. Photography also allows her to explore her fascination with one of the world’s greatest works of art – the human body.