Villanova, Pa. —Across the globe freelance photographers, videographers and reporters are embedded in countries currently affected by war, political turmoil and humanitarian catastrophes—working to educate and bring global attention to these ongoing conflicts. The “World Conflict Exhibition,” featuring photos and videos from freelance journalists covering conflicts worldwide, makes its US debut at Villanova University on Feb. 3 - 9 in the Garey Hall Communication Studio.
The World Conflict Exhibition has traveled to locations including London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Denmark and Scotland. This multi-media gallery is continually updated with new work from local and international journalists—sharing the stories of those affected by war and highlighting the journalists’ experience in a high-risk vocation. The exhibit is part of the War Zone Freelance Project, an initiative started by a multi-national group of freelance journalists that offers exhibitions, journalist medical safety trainings, online sessions and discussions supporting the work of freelance conflict journalists.
The gallery is free and open to the public at the following dates and times:
Saturday, Feb. 3, 1 – 5 p.m.
Opening reception with remarks from:
Osie Greenway, contributing journalist to the World Conflict Exhibition
Anne Alling, contributing journalist the World Conflict Exhibition
Parents of the late Christopher Allen, contributing journalist the World Conflict Exhibition and former Lower Merion resident who was killed while covering the South Sudan civil war
Monday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.;
Thursday Feb. 8
3 – 5 p.m.: Gallery open
6:30 – 8:30: “Freelance Journalism in War and Conflict Areas,” Osie Greenway and Anne Alling, contributing journalists
Friday, Feb. 9, 12 – 3 p.m.
Sponsors of the event include the Communications Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication.
The Waterhouse Institute promotes the study of mission-driven communication, emphasizing ethical leadership, social justice and community and the ability of those key influencers to create a more just world. More information on the Waterhouse Family Institute can be found at the Institute's website: wfi.villanova.edu