All One World Turn of the Century 20th-21st

All One World Turn of the Century 20th-21st” is a photography exhibition by photojournalist, Catherine Bauknight. She has documented cultures, people, events, and places in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia that have helped mold the history of the world over the latter 20th Century to present day 21st Century. The exhibition will open July 5, 2024 in Burbank at the Betsy Leake Creative Arts Gallery. Catherine Bauknight, owner of Othila media productions is an award winning  photographer and documentary filmmaker. She has photographed strategic events and people for Time Magazine, New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, Zuma Press and more. Sometimes compared to the late Margaret Bourke-White, Bauknight was a protégé and friend of the legendary Life Magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Exhibited together for the first time are selections from her photo essays of history in motion over the turn of the century, compiled to help reduce fear of the unfamiliar cultures and the misunderstood differences throughout the world. “Without fear of the unknown which separates the world we can become stronger together. There is no need for greed or destruction. This revelation enables humanity to reach a higher level of conscience to create a better future for all and the Earth“, Bauknight reveals after documenting segments of global cultures and events through her lens for others to experience. 

The approximately 100 images create a heartfelt unified understanding of the connection of mankind.The turn of the century is classically a time that scholars and historians take at what has happened over the past 100 plus years. This exhibit gives a voice revealing culture and integrity and exploring positive actions that affect all living things. This includes Muhammad Ali on Tour, Bad Water-Ethiopia, Renaissance of the Catawba Indians, Blvd. Montmartre-Paris, Old Country-Germany, Hollywood, Women’s Rights Protests, London in Motion, rare Presidential Photos, Democracy Movement in China, Inca’s in Peru, and more. 

One of the most unifying global cultures is music. Musical icons included in the exhibit are Sting, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Eddie Van Halen, u2, The Police, Elton John, Ray Charles, Pavorotti, Van Halen, Coldplay, Santana, Ozzie Ozborn, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Led Zeppelin, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young, Rod Stewart, George Clinton and many more. 

In conclusion, where we are today in 2024 of the 21st Century and where we go from here is partially up to the viewers and the personal experiences they have with the photographic images from around the world. With knowledge of hope and ingenuity, the audience will become aware that we are in fact all one world and hopefully become inspired to care for each other and the Earth for future generations. The theme of the show carries the message,Together we are stronger as one“, Bauknight says. 

Catherine Bauknight Photojournalist/ Filmmaker

Member of the Professional Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (PAGLA)

Photographer for Zuma Press National and International Photography Press Agency

Independent Writer-Feature and News

Past Writer and Photographer/ Huffington Post

Contributing Photographer NY Times, Time Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek Magazine, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, USA Today

Past Adjunct Professor of Photography; Santa Monica College, Cal State Fullerton, UCLA Extension

Photography and Documentary a Permanently Collection of Stanford University Library, College of William and Mary, University of Hawaii, Princeton University and more.

Honors: Producer, Cinematographer, Director, 8- time Award winning documentary Film: Hawaii A Voice For Sovereignty including:Best Environmental Film/ NY International Film Festival, Best Environmental Film/ Red Nation Film Festival Los Angeles. Screened at United Nations in NYC and Geneva