During his nearly 25-year career, photographer Fazal Sheikh has focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues through his critically acclaimed work. The artist will discuss his documentary-based photography practice.
On view at the DAM through Nov. 12, Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, features more than 170 portraits and landscapes chronicling individuals living in displaced and marginalized communities around the world, many times as the result of war, exploitation, and poverty.
Born and raised in New York City, Sheikh has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Henri Cartier-Bresson International Grand Prize, and the Luce Humanitarian Award, among many others.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Lecture tickets (not yet on sale) are $5 for students, DAM members and CPAC members, $12 for general admission. For additional details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Anderman Photography Lecture Series presents talks by the preeminent creators and thinkers in photography today.
Sponsored by the DAM Photography Department. Series funding is generously provided by Evan and Elizabeth Anderman.
Image: Fazal Sheikh, photograph by A. Beck.