Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Save the Date: Invisible Lives--June 18th


Please mark your calendars for the opening reception of “Invisible Lives: Documenting the Exiles of Eastern Burma's Sixty-Year War”, a book and photoshow to benefit reproductive health education along the Thai/Burma border, Thursday, June 18, 6:00-8:00pm at powerHouse Books in DUMBO

"Invisible Lives” is a book and photo show project presenting the work of acclaimed photographers whose images raise awareness of the one of the world’s least known humanitarian disasters. The ongoing civil war in eastern Burma has fueled the rise of one of the world’s most repressive regimes and driven more than two million people into Thailand and neighboring countries. The images featured in “Invisible Lives” bring the hidden worlds of these refugees and illegal migrants into the open, highlighting their humanity and lived experiences.

“Invisible Lives” features photographs by Tom Soddart, Morgan Hagar, Becky Hurwitz, and amateur Burmese and Karen photographers. Proceeds from the "Invisible Lives" book sales and from the event will fund reproductive health education for adolescents living along the Thai/Burma border.

For more information or to RSVP for the opening please contact Cari Sietstra: 917.715.9577 and sietstra at gmail dot com

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