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Exhibitions 2012

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Global Health in Focus
Photographs by Kristen Ashburn, Dominic Chavez, and David Rochkind
February 9 — March 24, 2012
Student Workshop: Friday, February 24, 9:00 am - noon
BU College of Communication, Room 217

Panel Discussion: Wednesday, March 7, 6 pm
BU George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium
775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

Reception: Wednesday, March 7, 7:30 – 9 pm
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

global health
David Rochkind, Mumbai, India.
A doctor visits a patient at the Group of TB Hospitals in Mumbai during daily rounds.

This exhibition is part of the larger Global Health Project, which also includes a panel discussion and a publication. The exhibit focuses on three of the greatest health challenges the world community faces today: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and access to clean water. Through arresting images, photographers Kristen Ashburn, Dominic Chavez, and David Rochkind document the heavy toll that global health issues take on the developing world. Their poignant photographs invite us beyond the grim, faceless statistics and bring us in close contact with people—mothers, fathers, children—confronted by enormous hardship.

Read the article in The Boston Globe >>
Read the article in BU Today >>
View the Flickr set from the Panel DIscussion >>
View a virtual tour of the exhibition on Flickr >>

Q & A and biographical Information on the featured photographers:
Kristen Ashburn >>
Dominic Chavez >>
David Rochkind >>

Publication: Why Global Health Matters Exhibition Catalog
Featuring an introduction by Glenn Ruga, Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center; all photographic images from the Global Health in Focus exhibition, including descriptive text about the artists' commitment to the topic; and an essay by Stephanie Friedhoff, Special Projects Manager at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

32 pages, color, $8.
Complimentary catalogs will be given out to all attendees at the panel discussion and exhibit reception!

The Global Health Project aims to educate our New England community about these critical global health issues, utilizing documentary photography to offer direct insight into the individuals and communities affected. The photographs, combined with text about the broader issues and the specific situations documented, will lead to a greater understanding of the challenges and possible solutions to global health problems, particularly the work undertaken by Boston-based institutions.

The overarching goal of the Global Health Project is to educate the general public, and the arts and medical communities, about the ongoing universal concerns communicated in the exhibition and publication. By organizing and presenting this project, the PRC serves as a resource not only for photographers but for professionals in the healthcare, human rights, and public policy fields, as well as demonstrating the power of the photographic image.

The PRC’s 2012 exhibition program is supported by a generous grant from the Lois and Richard England Family Foundation.