‘Ancient Marks’ on display at Everhart

The Arts — By on February 7, 2007 at 1:57 pm

An exhibit by photographer Chris Rainier entitled, “Ancient Marks: The Sacred Art Of Tattooing And Body Marking” is on display at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, through April 15.

Seven years and 30 countries in the making, “Ancient Marks” visually documents the age-old custom of painting, carving, incising or etching upon the canvas of the human form. The result is a revealing look that transcends fads and cultures, combining Rainier’s photographs with cultural artifacts from the Everhart’s permanent collection.

Former apprentice to Ansel Adams, award-winning Rainier is considered one of the leading documentary photographers working today. He is co-director of the National Geographic Society’s Cultural Ethnosphere Program, and his photography has been featured in Time, Life, Smithsonian, The New York Times, and more. The exhibit is accompanied by a book of the same name published by Earth Aware Editions.
For more information, visit the Everhart website at www.everhart-museum.org.

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