Joe Wyatt
Published September 18, 2017

The public is invited to a gallery talk on Thursday, Sept. 21 at Amarillo College featuring Mary Emeny, whose photographs of Vietnam, circa 1967-68, are on exhibit at AC, and decorated Vietnam War veteran Larry Barnett of Fritch.

The talk, which coincides with the International Day of Peace, is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at AC’s Southern Light Gallery located on the first floor of the Ware Student Commons on the Washington Street Campus.


A reception, also free and open to the public, will be from 7-7:30 p.m.


Emeny’s newly-restored photographs, which are currently on display at Southern Light Gallery, depict the faces and spirit of the Vietnamese people she encountered during the Vietnam War. Emeny worked with the American Friends Service Committee in portions of 1967 and 1968. Her photo exhibit is titled “View from the Edge of the War Zone: Vietnam 1967-1968.


Mr. Barnett is a Vietnam veteran and the recipient in 1971 of a Bronze Star Medal.


The Emeny exhibit and the gallery talk are among many activities planned at AC this year in conjunction with the Panhandle PBS release of The Vietnam War, a 10-part documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, which premiered on Sunday, Sept. 17 and continues into fall.


The Southern Light Gallery regularly exhibits the work of innovative photographers. For more information about this exhibit, the gallery talk or the Southern Light Gallery, please contact René West, assistant professor of photography and gallery curator, at or 806-345-5654.