Saturday, September 23, 2006

Doctors Without Borders Exhibit at The Parthenon

A listing in The City Paper notes what promises to be a powerful and moving photography exhibit:

The Parthenon (Centennial Park, 2600 West End Ave., 852-8431) presents Doctors Without Borders: Photographs from Afghanistan, 1984-2004, a powerful photography exhibition documenting the work of the relief organization Doctors Without Borders.

The Parthenon, Centennial Park, 2600 West End Ave., 852-8431.

Through Oct. 7.

$5 adults, $2.50 seniors ages 62 and older, $2.50 children ages four-17, free for children younger than four.

And it's more than just photography. From the Doctors Without Borders website:

An interactive, educational exhibit, entitled "A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City," will begin a multi-year national tour in New York City's Central Park on September 15, 2006, followed by stops in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Atlanta's Piedmont Park, Nashville's Centennial Park, and additional cities to be announced.

"A staggering 33 million people are currently displaced from their homes, having fled violence in more than 60 different countries around the world," said Nicolas de Torrenté, executive director of MSF in the United States. "As long as the response to the plight of uprooted people remains inadequate, we must continue to work to raise awareness of their conditions through public education initiatives like 'A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City.'" ...more>>

1 comment:

Leesa said...

Wow..I'm jealous.
Are you going?