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Metrography: Map of Displacement, Oct. 13

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27/01/2015 -- Kirkuk, Iraq -- Abdullah Hazbar from outside his tent. Abdullah was wounded by Iraqi war planes' bombing when he left his village with his family.

27/01/2015 — Kirkuk, Iraq — Abdullah Hazbar from outside his tent. Abdullah was wounded by Iraqi war planes’ bombing when he left his village with his family.  Photo Credit: Hawre Khalid/Metrography

Metrography: Map of Displacement
Sponsored by the Photography Department, Parsons School of Design

October 13th  6:00 – 9:00PM
University Center, Room L102 – 6:00 to 9:00
Open to the public

Iraq has slid into chaos as ISIS militants took control of large swatches of territory, forcing millions of Iraqis to flee. Sebastian Meyer, co-founder of Iraq’s first photography agency, Metrography, and Stefani Carini, editor-in-chief, will be presenting the official launch of Map of Displacement, a yearlong multimedia web-project that tells the story of these internally displaced persons through the eyes of Metrography photojournalists covering ISIS and the ensuing humanitarian fallout in northern Iraq. Meyer and Carini will also discuss the ethics and challenges in working in and covering an on-going conflict, and the problems as they see it, with much of the coverage from Western photographers and Western media.

Bios:
Stefani Carini: (Italy 1985) Carini trained as a photojournalist, covering events and social issues in Italy, UK and Egypt and now works solely on long-term, multidisciplinary projects. He worked as photo editor for NOOR Images in Amsterdam and in 2012, together with an international community of authors, he founded the PanAut Collective, a platform for dialogue, exploration and production around the visual narrative. He lives and works in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, where he is the Editor in Chief of Metrography.

Sebastian Meyer is an award winning photographer and filmmaker. His photographs have been published in numerous international publications including TIME Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, FT Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times. Meyer has made films for National Geographic, PBS, Channel 4 News, CNN, HBO, and many others.

Moderator: Michelle Bogre
Michelle Bogre, an Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design, is a copyright lawyer, documentary photographer and author of Photography As Activism: Images for Social Change, and Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century, both published by Focal Press, a subsidiary of Taylor and Francis.

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