UNION, NJ – The artwork of a Union native, ‘The World through Entryways’, is currently on display at the Les Malamut Art Gallery in the Union Public Library.
Ada Bednarz, a Union High School graduate, is a self-taught travel photojournalist. She focuses primarily on photographing places and people around the world.
“I started in college when I studied abroad in Madrid,” said Bednarz. “It was a way for me to connect with and learn about the culture.”
Bednarz, who works as a financial crimes investigator, said photography is a passionate hobby for her. “It’s a form of memorizing my travels.”
“We are delighted to have Ada’s work on display” said museum curator Leslie Jenkins. “Her work opens up a whole world without traveling.”
According to Bednarz, ‘The World through Entryways’ is an ongoing study of the world through its entryways. “It explores the nature of doors and windows in a variety of cultures, and aspires to reacquaint people with something that is so ever-present that it often passes unnoticed.”
‘The World through Entryways’ is Bednarz’s first exhibit. “I have a few ideas for my second exhibition,” she said. Bednarz has participated in workshops with National Geographic Expeditions, New York Times Journeys, and at the International Center of Photography.
Bednarz's exhibit will be on display at the gallery through August 31.