Silk Road photo exhibition

3/28/2017 4:00 PM

Silk Road photo exhibition

SILK ROAD JOURNEY: ONE BELT ONE ROAD - EXHIBITION

Take a stunning visual trip along the Silk Road with National Geographic Magazine photographer Michael Yamashita. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, and The Carter Center will host a display of 37 photographs by Yamashita as he retraces the Silk Road route of Marco Polo and the Chinese explorer Zheng He. Includes Sri Lanka.

"Both the timing and the setting in Atlanta seem appropriate. China is ramping up its One Belt, One Road initiative, an infrastructure building spree that it believes will enhance links to countries with which it has enjoyed historical trade ties.

"Already, 40-plus countries across Central and Southeast Asia have signed up to be part of this network, which China itself frames, rightly or wrongly, in terms of connectivity between cultures and nations.

"Even more telling, China finds itself a new steward of the global trading order, as the U.S. under new President Donald Trump turns inward with an “America First” strategy."
http://www.globalatlanta.com/silk-road-journey-photos-atlanta-point-chinas-global-aspirations/

The exhibit is sponsored by the Reignwood Group and will be on display in the lobby of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am until 4:45 pm and on Sundays from noon until 4:45pm. The photography exhibit is in the museum lobby and is free to view. While you’re here, you’ll also want to see the Carter Presidential Museum. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, active military and students with IDs. Children 16 and under always get in free.

Dates: March 20 - 29, 2017
Times: 9:00am - 4:45pm
Location: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum Atrium 441 Freedom Parkway NE Atlanta, GA 30307
Free.
Contact: https://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/


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