Friday, April 22, 2011

In Conversation: Photojournalist Lynsey Addario May 3

This in from the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media...

The public is invited to a special evening presentation and discussion with Institute Fellow and award-winning photographer, Lynsey Addario, in conversation with Executive Director Jane M. Saks.

Tuesday, May 3, 6:00 p.m.

Columbia College's Film Row Cinema
1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th Floor

As an Institute Fellow, Addario was commissioned to create portraits of women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the internationally traveling photography exhibition, Congo/Women Portraits of War, co-produced by the Institute and Art Works Projects. The exhibition premiered at Columbia College in February 2009, and is currently touring internationally through 2012.

A MacArthur Fellow and recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for team reporting, Addario photographs for numerous publications, frequently focusing on human rights and women’s lives around the world. She is a member of the prestigious VII Network, and was recently named one of O Magazine’s “Power List of 2010.”

This will be Lynsey Addario’s first live public program in Chicago since she and three New York Times colleagues—Stephen Farrell, Tyler Hicks, and Anthony Shahid—were held captive in Libya for a week in March by Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi loyalists.

This program is presented by the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, with support from the Leadership Donors of the Institute, and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

For more information, or to request ASL services (48 hrs advance notice): 312-369-8829.

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