Friday, July 10, 2009
Exhibit, Book Signing for “Backside” Set At Del Mar
Photo-journalist Helen Montgomery-Drysdale's collection of black and white pictures of life on the Del Mar backstretch will be displayed at the track this summer -- in an exhibition and also at a book signing featuring her latest work: "Backside: The World Renowned Del Mar Racetrack."
Montgomery-Drysdale, a photographer for more than a half century, noted that she has spent portions of the past 20 years taking intimate photos among the men, women and animals who live at the seaside track each summer. "Simply," she stated, "I did this project because I love the horses and the people."
The book, published by the New York-based Worthy Shorts, consists of 48 selected photos that offer a look at a part of Thoroughbred racing that the public normally does not see.
The Del Mar resident has worked on a myriad of projects throughout her professional career, ranging from photo shoots of Hollywood stars to documenting the inhabitants of Inner Mongolia. She believes strongly in human and animal rights and has taken her camera around the world to tell stories of both.
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