Benefit for Santa Fe’s “Photo Teens” Program: Photographer Reza and author Sebastian Junger lecture in Santa Fe on December 4th at the Lensic

National Geographic and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops present

7 p.m. Thursday, December 4
The Lensic, Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center

The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops partners with National Geographic to
bring together the award-winning photojournalist and humanitarian Reza and
bestselling writer Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and Fire,
for an evening of spectacular images and compelling conversation.

Reza has devoted his life to bearing witness through his camera to the
struggles and hopes of oppressed people around the world. Culled from a
30-year chronicle of his travels to places of conflict, this remarkable
photographer will share with the Santa Fe community a selection exquisite
images that pair turmoil with hope, joy with despair.

Joining Reza is Sebastian Junger who has traveled the world in his pursuit
of covering life on the edge as a photojournalist for such publications as
National Geographic, Newsweek and Time. Following an unforgettable journey
through war-torn Afghanistan with Reza in the fall of 2000, he has written
the introduction to the recently published book, REZA WAR + PEACE, (National
Geographic Focal Point) that follows Reza’s courageous career to the
frontlines of war and areas of unrest.

The evening’s proceeds will benefit PHOTO TEENS – a program hosted by The
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops to inspire Santa Fe High School students in
their pursuit of photography.

A book signing of REZA WAR + PEACE, with a forward by Sebastian Junger, will
follow the program.

Photo Teens is a fully funded program that brings photography to Santa Fe
high school students at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. The program
begins with a weeklong photography workshop each summer and continues with
three group meetings for critiques on Saturdays in October, January, and
April. Each year a new group of 12 young photographers is chosen for the
program. Michael Webb, photography teacher at Monte del Sol Charter School,
heads the program with guests from the Santa Fe photographic community
contributing their expertise. Thanks to the generosity of a local family,
there is no cost to take part in Photo Teens for the next three years.

Photographer Reza and author Sebastian Junger: A Conversation
7 p.m. Thursday, December 4
The Lensic, Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center
$20, $10, $5 (students with ID)
Call The Lensic: 505-988-1234


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