Photographer Jason Eskenazi will
be making a presentation on “Wonderland: A Photographic Journey through
Post-Soviet Spaces” on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., in Fahy
Jason Eskenazi is an acclaimed globetrotting American photographer,
whose work appeared in Time Magazine, National
Geographic, Newsweek, The New York Times, The New
Yorker, and numerous other publications. Recipient of several
prestigious awards, including a Fulbright and a Guggenheim Fellowship,
Jason dedicated his art to the exploration of locations undergoing
profound and often traumatic social and political transformations.
During the past decade he worked in Afghanistan and Israel, where he
founded a workshop Kids with Cameras, which brought together
Jewish and Arab kids to study the art photography. Jason also spent
several years working in and traveling around the former Soviet Union.
The result of those efforts was a photographic album of striking images
of Soviet decay (Wonderland: A Fairytale of Soviet Monolith),
that was published last year to raving reviews. It was recently
featured in The New Yorker.
This free event is sponsored by the Russian and East European Studies
Program, the Slavic Club, and the Department of Communication.
Partial funding for this event has been provided by the College of Arts
and Sciences thanks to the generous support of the President's Advisory
For more information please contact:
Dr. Maxim Matusevich, Director of Russian and East European Studies Program