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.
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
Iraqi people to emerge
through the lilt of their
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
this beautiful and diverse country.
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
Cultural Society and the American Friends Service Committee.
The National Network
to End the War on Iraq, Women’s
International League for Peace & Freedom,
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Women’s Action for
BuffaloPeacePeople Organizers' Network,
Righteous Babe Records, Green Party of Erie County, and
Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ.
Amnesty International Local Group 565,
(Buffalo), Buffalo Club of the Communist Party, USA, Buffalo
State Students for Peace, International Action Center (Buffalo),
Christi WNY, Righteous Babe Records, UB Faculty and
Staff for Peace,
Western New York Peace Center, Women in
Black (Buffalo), Workers' World