A West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students photography from a study-abroad trip last summer to Southeast Asia is currently being featured at Zenclay Galleries in Morgantown.
Junior Kendal Montgomery went to Vietnam to document the countrys culture, society and life.
In addition to a stunning collection of photojournalism, what she brought back from the trip was an eye-opening education of the conditions that exist and how difficult life can be in other countries.
After hearing that an artist was needed for the month of January at Zenclay Galleries, Montgomery took her portfolio from Southeast Asia to the gallery.
I never had a show before,she said.It was so exciting. People say to me, �€~Wow, your first show at the age of 20. Thats amazing.The response has been great.
Montgomery went to Southeast Asia through a linkage agreement between WVU and An Giang University in southern Vietnam. While there, she took more than 1,000 pictures on the trip. However, the gallery presentation had to be narrowed to 20 photographs.
This was my dreamto travel, take pictures and showcase aspects of the world that arent always shown,she said.Im just happy to have the opportunity to be a part of the gallery exhibit.
Her photography will be on display at Zenclay Galleries, 2862 University Ave., through Feb. 29.