Whether you’re an admirer of Les Stone in particular or striking photojournalism in general, an upcoming retrospective at Sacred Heart University might bring your attention to a series of events that deserve more attention.
A retrospective of Stone’s work in Haiti over the last two decades will reveal not just the country’s struggle, even before the 2010 earthquake, in a way that only still photography and an artistic eye can.
Since 1987, Stone has traveled there more than 100 times, documenting the lives, culture and events of a nation struggling to survive. Stone’s powerful, unflinching work has appeared in the pages of National Geographic, Time, Life, Stern and Fortune.
The moderators will be Richard Falco, president of Vision Project and a professor in the Department of Communication & Media Studies, and Dr. June-Ann Greeley, associate professor of Religious Studies. The sponsors for this lecture are Vision Project and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.
Vision Project is an organization dedicated to the development of documentary photography, investigative journalism, video, multimedia, and education.
“Haiti: A History of Crisis,” part of Vision Project’s “Photography In a Digital World” lecture series, takes place 6:30pm Thursday, March 3, in the Schine Auditorium.