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01/19/2005
Mauro Altamura Photographs to be on Display in Hudson Valley Community College's Teaching Gallery

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The work of photographer Mauro Altamura will be on display in Hudson Valley Community College's Teaching Gallery from Thursday, January 27 to Thursday, March 3.

During a period of 15 months, Altamura re-photographed anonymous faces in the background of the main subjects of already published photographs in the New York Times. His images are about anonymity and explore the lack of power one person might have.

Altamura, of Hoboken, N.J., has had his work displayed throughout the country, including Baltimore's Contemporary Museum of Art, the Spectrum Gallery in Rochester, and the Goldman Gallery in Jersey City, N.J.

Altamura's exhibit at the Teaching Gallery will open with a reception at 4 p.m. on Jan. 27. The reception will be preceded by a lecture at 1 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. The lecture and reception are free.

The Teaching Gallery, located in the Marvin Library, is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.