WoodsTalk: Live presents View Finder: Photography and the Human Story
FREE and OPEN to the Public
Join us as we celebrate and learn from contemporary artists, and their organizations, who witness, make, and change history through the lens. Panelists will focus on how images can tell stories and how those stories reveal the very human struggle for justice and self-determination and then make room for meaningful dialogue across boundaries.
Moderated by Syreeta McFadden, contributor to The Guardian and Huffington Post, noted for her keen wit and insight framing gender and race issues.
- Lorenshay Hamilton - 17 year – old who created a series based on women murdered in her Chicago neighborhood.
- Scheherazade Tillet - Nominated by Gloria Steinem for Chicago Foundation for Women’s Impact Awards, Scheherazade Tillet is a photographer and founder of A Long Walk Home, a Chicago-based national non-profit that uses art to educate, inspire, and mobilize young people to end violence against girls and women. She is also a professional art therapist and rape crisis counselor. ALWH partners with rape crisis centers, universities, high schools, and state coalitions to provide innovative and inclusive programs for underserved communities. Through national and local programs, multimedia performances, summer and after school youth institutes, campus trainings and workshops, ALWH has educated over 100,000 survivors and their allies to build safe communities and end gender violence.
- Leora Kahn, founder of Proof: Social Media for Justice, a non-profit organization based in New York City that uses visual storytelling and education to inspire global attitude and policy changes. Leora Kahn is a longtime photo editor, documentary producer, and human rights advocate, who sought to unite the skills and experiences of internationally renowned photojournalists for social good. Leora has worked for Time, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and US News and World Report as well as for the Ford and Annie E. Casey Foundations.