Herbert Ascherman Jr. and Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, the two photographers featured in Interesting Faces, Colorful Wings
, have one thing in common: Kerala. Clevelander Ascherman visited the Indian city thats the focus of the new exhibit (which opens at the Museum of Natural History today) twice over the past two years; Pulikkal was born there and works there as a doctor. Their work couldnt be more different. Aschermans black-and-white portraits of people and places feel claustrophobic, as if the heart of the big country beats in one congested spot. Pulikkals colorful pics, however, burst with wide-open grandeur and a sense of vastness. Its almost as if two separate, and completely disparate, regions exist.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Starts: June 16. Continues through Aug. 26