The photographs of the 2018 Oak Human Rights Fellow, Syrian photojournalist Bassam Khabieh, will be featured in the Diamond Building, Colby College with a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. A public talk at 7 p.m. will follow. Khabieh has powerfully documented war crimes and other ongoing human rights violations in the Syrian conflict. His stunning photographs, “one of the largest bodies of work on the Syrian conflict, bring this unspeakable war out of the shadows,” according to a board member for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. In 2015 Khabieh was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for “photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise.”
An introduction will be provided by Yasser Munif, assistant professor of sociology at the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College. Munif is currently working on a book project about participatory democracy and grassroots politics during the uprising in Syria.
Cosponsored by the Oak Institute for Human Rights and the Center for the Arts and Humanities.