Photojournalist and humanitarian Reza will be delivering a talk this coming Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 5.30-7 p.m. at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. The talk, entitled, The Power of Photography for Humanity: Connecting Cultures, Connecting Communities, Connecting Hearts will be held in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium of Newhouse 3.
Reza will discuss his own work as well as the power of photography. The event will include an exhibition of “Exile Voices,” a collection of photographs taken by children at Kawergosk Refugee Camp in northern Iraq as part of the Reza Visual Academy.
He is a renowned National Geographic photojournalist whose work has also appeared in TIME, Stern, Newsweek, El Pais and Paris Match. After his work, “Memories of Exile” was shown at the Louvre Carousel in 1998, he shared his humanitarian vision through a series of monumental installations: “Crossing Destinies”; “One World, One Tribe”; “War + Peace”; “Windows of the Soul”; “Soul of Coffee”; “Land of Azerbaijan: the Elegance of Fire”; and “A Dream of Humanity.”
He is the author of 29 books, and been honored by World Press Photo. He has received a Lucie Award and an Infinity Award. He has an honorary medal from the University of Missouri, an honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the American University of Paris and is the recipient of the Chevalier of the National Order of Merit.
The Alexia Foundation is proud to be a co-sponsor of this important event.