Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-02-28

Photos by Birmingham artist Dr. Lisa Pickett Saye will be on display in an exhibit, "From Africa to New Orleans," in the Samford University Art Gallery March 5-29. The public is invited free of charge.

The 30-piece collection includes black and white and color photos from East Africa (Somalia, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda), West Africa (Gambia and Senegal), Haiti and New Orleans, La. A five-minute video documentary with images from the locations will run continuously.

According to Dr. Saye, a former adjunct political science professor at Samford, the exhibit "points to the great and obvious developmental and cultural similarities of these regions taken collectively."

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.