Marshall Alum’s Exhibit of Russian Life Opens Friday

South Charleston - An exhibit of life in post-Soviet Russia as captured by the lens of a Marshall alumnus opens Friday at the Marshall University Graduate College.

“Russia:  Coming of Age” is a selection of images from Eric Douglas taken in Russia between 1993 and 2008.  The exhibit begins with a presentation by Douglas at 6 p.m. in the campus library. 

Douglas first traveled to Russia in January 1993 as a newspaper reporter with a group of West Virginia educators assisting their Russian counterparts following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The exhibit features images of Russian people and locations juxtaposed with those Douglas took during his initial, and subsequent visits in 1994-1995, 1997 and 2008. 

“Russia:  Coming of Age”  runs until Tuesday, April 7. It is supported by the Charleston law firm of Ray, Winton & Kelley.