Art, Storytelling, and Photographic Delights of Hoda Garnett
Art, Storytelling, and Photographic Delights of Hoda Garnett

Art, Storytelling, and Photographic Delights of Hoda Garnett

Hoda Garnett (1927-2011), was born Hoda Abushady on October 2, 1927 in Alexandria, Egypt. She was the youngest of three children born to Anna Bamford and Dr. Ahmed Zaki Abushady. In 1946, the Abushady family emigrated to the United States. Hoda became a news photographer while serving in the US Navy (1952-56), the first native-born Egyptian to become a WAVE. While serving in the Navy, she met and married the American scientist Merrill Garnett. After traveling together with the Navy in Panama and Puerto Rico, they eventually settled in Long Island, NY to raise a family. Hoda Garnett was drawn to documenting the landscapes of her locale: shore lines, light houses, bridges, night skies, snow-covered ponds, birches in bloom, children at the beach. She had a keen eye for detail, a documentarian's compulsion to record, and a great appreciation for the beauty found in the everyday.

Hoda's life's work is a great treat for the Long Island artist community. The exhibit is curated by Joanne Henig and Jessica Lempin and will include 30+ pieces that are artistic in nature while telling a visual story. We hope that you will be able to come and spend time with this unique exhibit.

Thank you in advance for supporting this event and Long Island Photo Gallery's continued efforts to provide fun, educational photography events for both the photographer, their family, and friends. If you have any questions regarding this event, please email The courtesy of your RSVP is greatly appreciated.

EXHIBITING : August, 2017
RECEPTION: August 18, 2017
TIME: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Long Island Photo Gallery,
467 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751

Cocktail piano music provided by Wade Garnett.

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