FACES of IRAQ

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The BuffaloPeacePeople Organizers' Network,
in collaboration with CEPA Gallery
and WNY sponsors, friends and supporters listed below,
is pleased to present EPIC's Faces of Iraq photography exhibit
May 2nd Through May 10th
at the CEPA Gallery.

Also see EPIC's Exhibition Site for a preview at: http://www.facesofiraq.org
 

FACES of IRAQ

This unique, timely exhibition showcases the work of
seven photographers from across the U.S. Fifty-five
photographic images depict the humanity and diversity
of the Iraqi people through a compilation of large color
and black-and-white prints.
 

The photographs create a rare portrait of Iraq by
capturing the diversity of stories and ways of life of
its people apart from the melodrama of war. Too often,
we get so caught up in numbers and moral or political
arguments that we forget the everyday people living
in the countries we affect as a nation.
 

The exhibition features photographers Gabriela
Bulisova, Bob Haynes, Gerri Haynes, Ramzi Kysia,
James Longley, Jane McBee and Alan Pogue.  They
have worked vigorously to introduce the people of
Iraq to the people of the United States.  These images,
taken between 1998 and 2002, allow the voices of
the Iraqi people to emerge through the lilt of their
smiles and the weight of their gazes.


It is our hope that this powerful artistic bridge between
Americans and Iraqis will help to create a more complex
understanding of Iraq and the individuals who make up
this beautiful and diverse country.

 

EXHIBITION SPONSORS:

The Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC), Oxfam America,
the Arab American Institute Foundation, the Fellowship of
Reconciliation, Pax Christi USA, Peace Action Education Fund,
National Council of Churches of Christ USA, the Mesopotamian
Cultural Society and the American Friends Service Committee.

  

FRIENDS of the EXHIBITION:

The National Network to End the War on Iraq, Women’s
International League for Peace & Freedom, Washington State
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Women’s Action for New
Direction.

 

BUFFALO EXHIBITION SPONSORS:

BuffaloPeacePeople Organizers' Network, HAG Theatre,
Righteous Babe Records, Green Party of Erie County, and
Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ.

 

BUFFALO EXHIBITION FRIENDS:

Amnesty International Local Group 565, A.N.S.W.E.R.
(Buffalo), Buffalo Club of the Communist Party, USA, Buffalo
State Students for Peace, International Action Center (Buffalo),
Pax Christi WNY, Righteous Babe Records, UB Faculty and
Staff for Peace, Western New York Peace Center, Women in
Black (Buffalo), Workers' World Party (Buffalo)

 

 


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