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The subjects of Drew Doggett’s photographs couldn’t be more dissimilar. By day, Doggett is a high-fashion photographer whose svelte models radiate expressions that range all the way from perturbed to fierce. As a charitable sideline, he traveled to the extremely remote Humla region of Nepal, located high in the Himalayas, to photograph its residents. Captured in high-contrast black and white, the faces of Doggett’s subjects in the exhibition “Slow Road to China” are stunning, crevassed by age and high-altitude conditions into deep, almost fingerprint-like ridges. Doggett’s trip to Humla is the first of a projected series of photographic sojourns to remote Asian regions, with a portion of the proceeds earmarked to improve the spotty health and education programs available to the people who live there. For both artistic and humanitarian reasons, then, one can’t help but urge Doggett to takes as much time as possible out of his supermodel work to spend in far-flung indigenous areas.
THE EXHIBIT IS ON VIEW 8:30 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M MONDAY TO FRIDAY TO OCT. 29 AT THE LANDOW GALLERY AT THE LANDON SCHOOL, 6101 WILSON LANE, BETHESDA. FREE. (301) 320-3200.