People's Lives: A Photographic Celebration of the Human Spirit

Samburu Dancers, Kenya, by Bill Wright, 1985.

People’s Lives: A Celebration of the Human Spirit takes us down unfamiliar paths to rest stops, markets, workshops, restaurants, and private homes in locales that most of us may never visit. People’s Lives turns its viewers into world travelers whenever they pause to take in a picture.


People's Lives: A Celebration of the Human Spirit features documentary photographs by Bill Wright, who traveled around the world, going to places off the beaten path, to discover the people of the world in their own settings. Photo subjects include:

  • Mothers and children
  • Home industries
  • Lovers
  • Farmers’s market
  • Fish market
  • Fishermen and boats
  • Religious celebrants
  • Restaurant staff
  • Children at play
  • Construction workers
  • Leper colony
  • School children

People’s Lives is an exhibition produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Exhibition Format

Content56 framed photographs (16” x 20”)
Space Requirements83 linear feet of wall space
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 2 wooden crates:
  • 41” x 29” x 25” - 160 lbs.
  • 41 ” x 29 ” x 25 ” - 160 lbs.
Rental Fee*$600*
Rental Period6 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.

Publicity Materials

Press release

People’s Lives press release.

Publicity image

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Questions and Rental Information

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2022-2023 Bookings

All dates are available. Please complete the online rental form to book.

On Display

Nepalese Woman, by Bill Wright, 1978.