An exhibition of photographs by Cyndie Burkhardt will be on view June 9-July 6 at the Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., Cape May.

Titled “Farolitos de Havana,” or “Little Stars of Cuba,” the collection offers glimpses of the culture and lifestyle as experienced by Burkhardt on a visit.

“In Cuba, an overwhelming pulse of life, song, and warmth permeates the culture,” she said in a press release. “This vitality rises to the top, with disregard for underlying hardship and unremarkable conditions. The spirit of the people, who appear to love life, is what left the biggest impression on me.”

Born in Cape May, and based in New York City, Burkhardt sees herself as a visual storyteller, working across video, podcasting and still photography. She said she is passionate about travel and exploring issues related to culture, lifestyle, tradition and place, and dedicated to creating thought-provoking work that affects positive social change.

Her photographic pursuits have taken her to Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Arctic and Europe. She recently completed a multimedia piece called “How Did I Get Here,” which she said investigates the power of travel and personal connection to influence one’s outlook in life — perception, identity and tolerance. She is planning a follow-up project to take place in Cuba.

“Farolitos de Havana” was originally presented in New York City in conjunction with “Havana Ride,” a documentary film by a fellow artist, and later traveled to other venues.

A meet the artist reception will be held 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 11. Admission is free, and all prints are for sale.

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