Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Fazal Sheikh Lecture and Reception

Thursday, April 8, 2010

5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

David Winton Bell Gallery

Fazal Sheikh Lecture and Reception

Artist-activist Fazal Sheikh, whose photography will be featured at the David Winton Bell Gallery March 27-May 30, will present a lecture on his work. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture at 6:30.

Sheikh, 2005 winner of the MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant and the International Award from the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, has worked for years with displaced people in Africa, South Asia, and the Americas. In books and installations, Sheikh combines his photographs with the personal testimony of his subjects, producing portraits of communities that address their beliefs and traditions as well as their political and economic problems.

To learn more about Beloved Daughters: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, an exhibition focusing on the situation of women in rural India, please click here.