Hi all – sorry for the short notice, but I’ll be doing a projection at the University of Syracuse on Sept 20. The event is free and open to the public.
press release follows -
Good things can be born from tragedy. The Alexia Foundation provides grants and scholarship to photojournalism students and professionals. It was created by Aphrodite Tsairis and Dr. Peter Tsairis, parents of SU student Alexia Tsairis who was on Pan Am 103. They will talk about “Transcending Tragedy” on Thursday, Sept. 20. In Hall of Languages Rm. 107 at 6:30 p.m.
They will describe how the Pan Am 103 tragedy drove their desire to found the Alexia Foundation, which has given grants to nearly 100 photographers to produce work that deals with issues of peace and cultural understanding. Aphrodite Tsairis said, “I hope more people would give an eye to conflict-torn regions and social inequality. I have a sheer desire that our effort will contribute to the solution of issues that plague the world.”
The Tsairises will be joined by one of the people they have affected. Teru Kuwayama won a $15,000 grant to photograph Tibetan refugees in India.
A circulating photo exhibition, supported by the Alexia Foundation for World Peace, a non-profit organization founded by the Tsairis’s , is at the SU Art Galleries Through October 14. There will be a reception for the Tsairises and Kuwayama in the Galleries immediately following the talks.
The exhibition, entitled “Eyes on the World,” features selected photographs by the past Alexia Competition winners. First held in United Nations Headquarters in March 2006, the exhibition has toured five cities in three countries. Photographs by 18 photographers are exhibited in the gallery.
Concurrent with the creatioin of the photography exhibit in 2006, the foundation released a commemorative book, Eyes on the World , showing the photographs in the show. The book is available for purchase at the SU Bookstore or through the Alexia Foundation website: AlexiaFoundation.Org.
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