An exhibition of photographs by five photographers who traveled with Doctors Without Borders in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Now through May, 6, 2006
Viewing Hours: Tuesday -- Saturday, 11 AM - 5 PM
6 - 9 PM - Thursday, April 6, 2006
7 PM - brief talk on the DRC by photographer Ron Haviv and MSF's Kris Torgeson
For a preview of these incredible photographs, visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org
on left side of the page, click on DRC: Forgotten War, in lower left corner click on Preview the Exhibit
An exhibition by five world-renowned photographers from the VII Photo Agency who traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from May through August of 2005 with the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in order to shed light on the suffering of the Congolese people as they struggle to survive a war that remains virtually invisible to the outside world. Their work is presented in Democratic Republic of the Congo: Forgotten War.
More than a decade of war and the collapse of the public health system in the Congo have resulted in widespread and acute misery. Many Congolese face extreme deprivation and violence, with brutal militia attacks and sexual violence common. Severe malnutrition and epidemics of diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, and cholera take an even greater toll with little treatment possible. The complex and diverse nature of the violence and neglect challenges any notion of simple, blanket solutions to address even the immediate causes of so much death and suffering.
Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 9 pm - a free benefit reception for Doctors Without Borders and VII photographers will be held. A brief talk on the Congo by Ron Haviv and Kris Torgeson from Doctors Without Borders will occur at 7pm. All of the exhibiting photographers will be present at the opening. Books will also be available for purchase, and donations to Doctors Without Borders are encouraged. The exhibition will tour throughout the United States, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.
April 7 through April 9, 2006 - The photojournalists of the VII Photo Agency will host a seminar at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. This three-day seminar will feature practical breakout sessions covering topics like creative innovation, personal projects, assignments, book publishing and fine art. To register online or for additional information, please see www.viiphoto.com/LAseminar
For info about the Stephen Cohen Gallery, visit http://www.stephencohengallery.com/
Date: Thursday, April 06, 2006
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Stephen Cohen Gallery
7358 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA United States
Cost: Exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public; Please RSVP for reception to 323-937-5525.
Valet parking is available at the restaurant next door for a fee or at Pan Pacific, 2 blocks from the gallery near Curson (west of LaBrea).
Stephen Cohen Gallery Tel: 323-937-5525
Sponsor(s): Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and Stephen Cohen Gallery. Information on non-ASC events is forwarded for informational purposes and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies Center personnel.