Photo Exhibit Depicts Unmarried Women 'Over 30'

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Photo Exhibit Depicts Unmarried Women 'Over 30'

Barbara Colombo’s touring photo exhibit “Over 30: Portraits of Unmarried Women” is on display through Feb. 21 in the University Student Union Pavilion at California State University, Fresno.

There will be a discussion surrounding the exhibit on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. in rooms 312-314 of the USU.

“Over 30” depicts the growing phenomena of heterosexual women over 30 years old who remain unmarried. The 23 black-and-white photos are accompanied by the story of each woman, who range in age from 31 to 83.

Francine Oputa, coordinator of the Women’s Resource Center at Fresno State, noted that in American culture marriage has always been a hallmark of adulthood, and yet

19 million adult women remain unmarried in the United States. The center is sponsoring the exhibit.

Colombo has produced and directed award-winning videos and photographic

exhibitions throughout the country and her work is showcased in the private collections of several institutions.

Colombo received a MFA with honors in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995. She currently works as a freelance photographer, videographer and landscape designer in Boulder, Colo.

(Copy by University Relations student-intern Jodie Mocciaro.)