Thursday, September 1, 2011
NAHID MASSOUD and ROBERT ROSENSTONE
invite you to attend an exhibition of photographs by
The Afghans: Pictures of Resilience, 2001 - 2011
Reception: 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Artist's Talk: 4:30 p.m.
Exhibition Continues: September 11 - 24 by appointment
WE WOULD VERY MUCH APPRECIATE AN RSVP
PETER BUSSIAN is a photographer and filmmaker who has spent much of the last 25 years documenting refugees and other international development issues. He has worked in more than twenty countries and has been commissioned by aid organizations such as the UN, The International Rescue Committee, CARE, Action Contre La Faim and many others. His photographs have appeared in media outlets including the New York Times, Paris-Match, the Oprah Winfrey Show and Foreign Assistance in Focus, a photography book. He has received several awards of his work from the International Photography Awards (Lucies) and Interaction. Bussian also frequently works as a media advisor to international organizations such as the UN, NGOs and foreign governments. He received a BA in philosophy from the University of Colorado and studied film at the Anthropology Film Center in Santa Fe, NM.
Peter Bussian first went to Afghanistan in May, 2001 when the Taliban gave him permission to "show the world the real Afghanistan." Over the past ten years, he has gone there every year to document the incredible resilience of the Afghan people, who have known nothing but war for thirty years. The photographs in this exhibition were taken in most provinces of Afghanistan as well as in the border region of Pakistan over this ten year period. Currently, he is developing a feature film project set in Afghanistan.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
SEPTEMBER 11, 2010: 4 to 6 p.m.
READING at 5 p.m.
Exhibition: Pilgrimage in Al Andalus – photos by Nahid
Please RSVP to SHARQ
Advance Praise For
Red Star, Crescent Moon
A Muslim - Jewish Love Story
A novel with deep historical roots, is filled with action, romance, and
intricate plotting, and at the same time a meditation on the meaning of
the past: how our cultural and personal histories both create and limit
our selves, as well as our reactions to other people and their cultures.
It is filled with suspense, a profound love story, and humor, all brought
out in Rosenstone's highly readable and elegant writing style.
-- Louis Breger, author Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision and
A Dream of Undying Fame: How Freud Betrayed His Mentor and Invented
RedA Star, Cresccent Moon is not just about the kaleidoscope of
history and politics and pop culture: it’s about what being human means
in the face of terror. The novel’s historian hero says he got into
history for the stories. And the one true (as in universal and eternal)
story, it turns out, is about love.
-- Leslie Brody,
author Red Star Sister and The Life and Times of Jessica
Like all great love stories, it takes place at the dangerous intersection
of passion and and all that threatens to destroy it: not just the
religions of the subtitle but also ethnicity, culture, family, politics,
ideals, ambitions, individual memory, collective experience, and the
stranger than fiction course of current events.
-- James Goodman,
author Stories of Scottsboro and Blackout
Muslim versus Jew; East versus West. The weight of the past vs. the
promise of the present. It is no small feat to build a bridge, but in Red
Star, Crescent Moon, Robert Rosenstone has done just that. Playful,
fast-moving, yet deep, this novel is a love story for our times.
You'll want to read it and you'll want your friends to read it.
-- Aris Janigian,
author Riverbig and
I laughed! I cried! Part travel writing, part history lesson, part
slow-burn romance, this fictional memoir of improbable convergence makes
you ponder the intersection not only of different cultures, but also of
art and life, Hollywood and reality, autobiography and embellishment.
Funny and intense, suspenseful and satisfying, it's ultimately a story of
true love. Really.
--Martha Hodes, author The Sea Captain’s Wife: A True Story of Love,
Race, and War in the 19th Century
Robert will also read from and sign
Red Star, Crescent Moon: A Muslim – Jewish Love Story
7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23
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