Lou Stoumen Prize Award Celebration With Fazal Sheikh

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Lou Stoumen Prize Award Celebration With Fazal Sheikh
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Join us at MOPA as we celebrate the sixth Lou Stoumen Prize in Photography recipient, Fazal Sheikh.

Thursday, September 15, 6 - 8 p.m.
Conversation with Fazal Sheikh
RSVP at MOPA.org/Stoumen

Friday, September 16, 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Award Ceremony and Champagne Reception


Nominated by Malcolm Daniel from The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Sheikh was selected for his portrait work with people from around the world living in displaced and marginalized communities.

“Fazal is brilliant, he's one of the best and most talented photographers working today,” MOPA Executive Director Deborah Klochko said. “He combines a direct approach while capturing the profound emotions and dignity of people in marginalized situations and communities. His work transcends traditional documentary, creating a new way of engaging with his subjects.”

Born in New York City, Sheikh graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in 1987. Since then, he has documented the lives of individuals in East Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Brazil, Cuba, India and Israel/Palestine as a photographer. Sheikh works closely with human rights organizations and aims “to contribute to a wider understanding of these groups, to respect them as individuals and to counter the ignorance and prejudice that often attaches to them,” according to his biography.
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By: Museum of Photographic Arts

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