The Thirsty Earth on View at RDU International Airport

The Thirsty Earth,” an exhibition of photographs by longtime Meredith College faculty member Janice Swab, is now on view at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The work, which is installed in Terminal 1, in the first floor hallway connecting the two ticketing areas, continues through January 31, 2010.

The photographs in “The Thirsty Earth” exhibition sweep viewers around the world to reveal how water's presence and absence affect plant life, animal life and the tender skin of the planet itself. From tranquil water gardens firmly under man's control, to oceans that cannot be controlled, yet paradoxically can be destroyed, Swab's images are an always fascinating and often dazzling glimpse of the role of water in the earth’s ecosystems and an opportunity to visit places most people will never see.

Swab taught at Meredith College from 1992 until her retirement Spring 2008. Now she teaches part time in order to pursue both her love of teaching and travel. A Meredith College teaching award recipient, Swab holds a Bachelor of Science in science education from Appalachian State University and a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of South Carolina. In addition to Fulbright awards to Egypt, Sudan and Zambia, Swab has also participated in exchanges, teaching, and research programs in several countries, including the former USSR, Australia, China and Bolivia.

“The Thirsty Earth” exhibition was first seen in Meredith College’s Rotunda Gallery in the fall of 2008.

Date Submitted: 2009-11-24

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