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Off the Beaten Track at the Burrison
October 27, 2009, Volume 56, No. 09


Laura Mack

Beauty Has No Age: A Kazakh Woman, one of the photographs by Laura Mack, now on display at the Burrison Gallery.

The Burrison Gallery presents Off the Beaten Track by Laura Mack, October 26 to December 11, 2009.

A native of the East Coast and an alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, Laura Mack now resides in Wayne, Pennsylvania and works at Penn where she is in the Alumni Affairs Office at Wharton as the liaison for the Wharton Global Clubs. With a background in International Relations and Russian Studies, she spent several years in Russia during the fast-paced and dynamic nineties. She has traveled extensively throughout Russia and the former Soviet republics. Most recently, she was in Russia in August 2008 on a short-term consulting project sponsored by a non-profit organization in DC called ACDI/VOCA.

It wasn’t until the year 2000 that she seriously began an undertaking of documenting her trips abroad. From several hundred slides, she has compiled a variety of presentations and has designed online photo galleries and stories. These pages focus on Moscow and Siberia in Russia, as well as Kazakhstan, Georgia and Azerbaijan. In addition, she had a tremendously interesting experience in 2003 at Thich Naht Hanh’s Plum Village in France and the Tour de France of 2003, where she captured some beautiful images.

In addition to her photography, she has written several stories about the people of these countries and has prepared several slide presentations, both cultural and business oriented in nature.

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Almanac - October 27, 2009, Volume 56, No. 09