Beb Reynol: Afghanistan, Challenges in Documenting Culture in Places of Conflict
Beb Reynol, photojournalist and documentary photographer, presents the lecture, Afghanistan, Challenges in Documenting Culture in Places of Conflict. With his work concentrated in South and Central Asia, he has crossed borders between Afghanistan and Pakistan on foot, documenting the lives of Pashtun communities. Beb’s work on the front lines in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other parts of the world give him a rare perspective on creating powerful images while collaborating with international NGO’s. His presentation will address the emergence of cultural identity in post-war Afghanistan.
Tickets to the Omaha World Affairs Council event are $42, which includes dinner. Contact Vickie Stone to register.
Since 1999, Beb has worked alongside Afghan photojournalists, including AINA Media, a French NGO contributing to independent media development ; he coordinated and assisted local photographers on assignments including a UNICEF anti-child-labor photo campaign while producing a documentary of his own called Forced Destiny. Recently, he has been training Afghan photojournalists in Kabul through the Afghan NGO Afghanistan Development and Peace Research Organization (ADPRO). An interview called “Documenting Identity in the Taliban Borderlands of Pakistan and Afghanistan” was released in the Artocratic Magazine.
More information about Mr. Reynol and his work can be found at http://www.deltageographic.com.