EWC Presents Afghan Women's Project: Ten Years Later
March 15, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
This photographic exhibit will be on display at the Eastern Wyoming College campus in Torrington from March 23 through March 25. The exhibit will be in the Fine Arts Auditorium and is free and open to the public. The artist, Peggy Kelsey, will be speaking about this exhibit and her work at three different artist's talks: Wednesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. with a reception at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Friday March 25 at 10 a.m.
Ms. Kelsey, a photographer from Austin, Texas, started the "Afghan Women's Project" after traveling to Afghanistan in 2003 to photograph women and document their stories. She put together an exhibit of Afghan women's portraits along with a profile of the women and portions of her conversations with them. “The situation of Afghans and especially Afghan women may deteriorate during the coming years. But we, like the Afghans, must take a long-term view. What can be done now to secure the futures of the next generation for their children?” said Ms. Kelsey.
This exhibit was brought to Wyoming in cooperation by the Eastern Wyoming College, The Wyoming Humanities Council, the University of Wyoming Outreach School.
For more information about Ms. Kelsey's visit to Eastern Wyoming College, please contact Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning at 307.532.8322.